Fertilizer Management

Farmers examine crops in field day
Farmers examining different fertility treatments during 2019 August Field Day near Grant, Nebraska.

Soybean Fertility Study in Western Nebraska: What is Limiting High Yield and Protein?

April 22, 2021
Results of a study on soybean fertility throughout 2019 and 2020 and updated fertilizer recommendations for growers.

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Figure 1. Animal Feeding Operation near Lubbock, Texas.

Manure Phosphorus and Water Quality

April 1, 2021
For producers who seek to decrease their dependency on commercial fertilizers, this article reviews proper management of nutrient content of manure, while highlighting phosphorus issues and solutions.

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Farmer using online tool in field
Farm Stat, a new online tool, allows producers or agronomists to specify how many treatments and replications their unique study had and then enter their data for a complete statistical analysis of variance, which can be saved as a PDF.

New Online ‘Farm Stat’ Tool Allows Farmers and Agronomists to Easily Analyze Data from Their Own On-Farm Research

March 12, 2021
Created by the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network, Farm Stat is a free program that enables growers and agronomists to easily run statistical analysis of their own research studies.

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Soil in field
Figure 1. Ammonia loss can be significant where the surface applied urea is not timely incorporated.

Interested in Testing Nitrogen Stabilizers on Your Farm?

January 19, 2021
Nutrient Management Specialist Javed Iqbal analyzes the use of fertilizer stabilizers to mitigate nitrogen fertilizer loss and increase productivity.

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2021 Land Application Training Shifts to Hybrid Learning

January 6, 2021
Beginning February, the Animal Manure Management team will use a combination of virtual and in-person sessions to complete land application training for 2021.

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Dr. Bijesh Maharjan standing in a field
Dr. Bijesh Maharjan is one of many specialists scheduled to present information during the 2021 Soils School in February.

Soils School to Feature Latest Strategies in Soil Management

January 4, 2021
The 2021 Soils School, set for Feb. 17-18, will provide research and Extension updates on the advanced application of the principles of soil management.

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Plowing a field
Anticipated high residual soil nitrate-N levels in NE rainfed crops of dry 2020 can be credited to reduce N rates for 2021

Planning 2021 Fertilizer-N Application Following a Dry 2020

October 6, 2020
Fertilizer-N is a big investment for crop production in Nebraska and elsewhere. After harvest, growers tend to plan their fertilizer-N management for the next year’s crop. But the question is how much nitrogen can they apply to get the most profit from their fertilizer-N investment?

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Nebraska map showing departure from normal precipitation in inches for the last 6 months (9/25/2018 through 3/24/2019, generated on 3/25/2019 at HPRCC)

Topdressing Winter Wheat with Fertilizer Nitrogen

March 26, 2019
Spring topdressing winter wheat with fertilizer N is an effective way to enhance winter wheat production and profitability. Check soil moisture and fertilizer and wheat prices to help determine N needs.

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