Fertilizer Management

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Maximizing Profitability of Manure Use

October 1, 2021
Commercial fertilizer and manure work together well, but only if you know how many nutrients you’re putting out in manure so that you can cut back some on commercial fertilizers and save that expense.

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Pasture and Forage Minute: Harvesting Small Grains, Fertilizing Hay Meadows and Selecting Summer Annual Grass

May 13, 2021
A review of strategies for harvesting small grains as hay or silage, plus fertilizing summer hay meadows for extra hay next winter and how to select the right summer annual grasses for your operation. 

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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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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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