On-Farm Research

Team measures water infiltration

Assessing Soil Health at the Field Scale: Putting Reference Soils and Sampling Strategies All Together

September 28, 2022
In a recently published article, UNL researchers help shed light on common questions related to using cover crops as a way to meet soil health goals.

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Daryl Obermeyer

Farmer Focus: Improving the Bottom Line through Cover Crops with On-Farm Research

August 11, 2022
In this research project, Nebraska farmer Daryl Obermeyer tested winterkill and spring burndown cover crops to improve soil health.

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On-farm research field
Nebraska grower Jon Walz was one of 35 producers involved in the Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) evaluating various technologies to improve their nitrogen use efficiency. (Photo by Elizabeth Hodges)

Farmer Focus: Producer Engages in On-Farm Research Project to Cut Input Costs

July 14, 2022
Results of one Nebraska grower's on-farm research on reducing nitrogen inputs by using a Trimble GreenSeeker crop sensor and Corteva's Granular Insights decision support system.

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Makovicka family
(From left) Ron, Justin, Oliver and Brad Makovicka.

Farmer Focus: Growers Evaluate Xyway™ LFR® Fungicide as an Alternative to Aerial Applications

May 25, 2022
Results of eight Nebraska on-farm research trials on using Xyway™ LFR® as an alternative to mid-season foliar fungicide applications, particularly where aerial applications are restricted or infeasible.

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Farmer on machinery

Farmer Focus: Nebraska Producers Evaluate Practices to Increase Soybean Yield, Profit Through On-Farm Research

April 21, 2022
Nebraska farmers highlight their results from a three-year on-farm research study that evaluated a suite of management practices to increase soybean yield and profitability.

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Event attendees in field
Photo by Carlos Pires

Farmers Invited to Participate in Multi-State On-Farm Research Survey

April 21, 2022
Three Midwestern universities are conducting a multi-state assessment of farmers’ approaches to on-farm research, including its importance and willingness to participate.

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Kudera in field
Photo courtesy Kevin Kudera

Farmer Focus: Nebraska Growers Put Pivot Bio to the Test Via On-Farm Research Studies

April 7, 2022
This first installment of Nebraska On-Farm Research's new series highlights research done by two Nebraska farm families and a crop consultant on Pivot Bio products.

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Soil seedbank trays

Expanding the Integrated Weed Management Toolbox: Winter Cover Crop Impacts on Weed Dynamics in Eastern and Central Nebraska

April 4, 2022
Results of a 2021 UNL study to determine cover crop impacts on weed suppression through analysis of the soil seedbank.

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