Sensor-based Fertigation Management Research Boosts Efficiency, Profitability
March 9, 2023
Tested on cornfields in eastern Nebraska, the study's sensor-based fertigation produced about 44 pounds more grain per pound of nitrogen than traditional methods, with an increase in profitability ranging from $28-$40 per acre.
Considerations for In-season Nitrogen Management in Corn
March 30, 2022
Most areas in Nebraska likely haven't had significant nitrogen losses to already applied nitrogen, but unfavorable soil conditions during nitrogen application and precipitation in April could lead to additional losses.
UNL Doctoral Student Develops Software Platform to Improve Nitrogen Applications
March 10, 2022
Stansell's research utilized crop canopy image data to apply nitrogen fertilizer more efficiently, and resulted in a 25% boost in efficiency and a savings of 45 pounds of nitrogen per acre.
Q&As on Nitrogen Investment in Corn This Year
March 31, 2021
Most of Nebraska was drier than normal in 2020, which means a potential increase of residual nitrate-N. As such, producers may need to reduce fertilizer-N rates for 2021 — but how much is enough?
Tips for In-season Nitrogen Management in Corn
April 29, 2020
This spring conditions are good for pre-plant fertilizer, but there are still considerations that justify shifting more nitrogen application to in-season versus pre-plant.
Q&A: Will Fertigation Now Endanger Corn Pollination?
July 12, 2018
After heavy rains in some areas created increased potential for nitrogen leaching, one farmer asks whether fertigating now will endanger pollination.
Feasibility of Sensor-Based Nitrogen Fertigation Management in Corn
January 8, 2018
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics on university research testing sensor-based N fertigation treatments.