Field Research

3-D mockup of precision ag research facility
The National Center for Resilient and Regenerative Precision Agriculture at Nebraska Innovation Campus will be a $160 million USDA laboratory, enabling USDA ARS to perform research on wheat, barley, sorghum, forage and bioenergy grasses, and other crops. Research on how these plants respond to emerging pests and pathogens under a full range of environmental conditions will empower scientists to make cutting-edge discoveries with the goal of developing climate-resilient crops for the U.S. agriculture industry. (Nebraska Today image)

Construction Begins on Groundbreaking Precision Ag Research Center

May 10, 2024
The state-of-the-art research center will house USDA ARS studies on the impact of emerging pests and pathogens on crops with the goal of developing climate-resilient crops for the U.S. agriculture industry.

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Wheat stem sawfly on plant

Zuppa Selected to Receive Sustainable Agriculture Grant from NCR-SARE

March 15, 2024
The award recognizes and will help fund Zuppa's research project on wheat stem sawfly, with primary focus on how the insect affects winter wheat residue, soil-water storage, soil health, and crop yield in dryland cropping systems.

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TAPS soybean logo banner
The 2024 TAPS program will include sprinkler corn and continuous corn competitions in North Platte, Nebraska, the sorghum competition in Grant, Nebraska, and a new soybean competition near Mead, Nebraska.

Learn, Launch, Interact Event to Kick Off 2024 TAPS Competitions

February 29, 2024
The March 21 Kickoff Event is open to the public and will usher in the 2024 TAPS Competition, which features a new soybean contest at ENREEC.

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Extension educators interact with public during 2023 update meeting
Free to attend, the Annual Results Update meetings will provide Nebraskans the opportunity to hear on-farm research insights from the producers who conducted projects throughout 2023, as well as connect with Nebraska Extension educators.

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Concludes Annual Results Update Meetings

February 26, 2024
The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network's final 2024 Results Update meetings will take place on Feb. 27 in York, and Feb. 28 in Kearney.

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Nate Thorson stands beside screen displaying ag software
The NFarms initiative at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center will be a test bed for new technologies, as well as platforms to help farmers better harness data. The initiative also will develop innovative decision-making tools that producers can use for efficient field management. Nate Thorson, the program’s research manager, brings experience with both agricultural production systems and software design to the platform. (Photo by Deloris Pittman)

NFarms Research Will Bring Precision Ag Innovations to Producers

February 14, 2024
The new NFarms facility, to be constructed at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center, will be a test bed for new technologies, as well as platforms to help farmers better harness data.

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Closeup of soybean field
The UNL TAPS team is looking for people interested in participating in the inaugural year of the soybean competition. If interested, contact TAPS Program Manager Krystle Rhoades.

Soybeans to be Newest Nebraska TAPS Competition in 2024

February 2, 2024
The new soybean competition will be hosted at ENREEC near Mead, and will give participants the opportunity to test a wide range of ag management technologies.

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Farmers assessing soybean in field during harvest
The 2024 Nebraska Soybean Production Clinic is free to attend and will offer CCA credits for each presentation.

Nebraska Soybean Production Clinic Planned for Feb. 15 in Central City

January 31, 2024
Presentations at the 2024 Soybean Production Clinic will feature Nebraska Extension research on integrated pest management, soybean planter setup, nutrient and irrigation management, plant diseases and more.

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Bean plants in greenhouse
Bean plants grow in the UNL Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center’s greenhouse. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Nebraska Dry Bean Day Scheduled for February

January 30, 2024
Register by Feb. 9 to attend the 2024 Nebraska Dry Bean Day, featuring presentations on Nebraska Extension research, ag industry updates, weather impacts on dry bean production this growing season, and more.

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