Nate Thompson prepares to launch a drone used in an NCR SARE-funded on-farm research project to assess using drone sensors for in-season nitrogen management. (Photo by Gary Lesoing)
Nate Thompson prepares to launch a drone used in an NCR SARE-funded on-farm research project to assess using drone sensors for in-season nitrogen management. (Photo by Gary Lesoing)

NCR SARE Producer & Educator Fall Grant Deadlines

October 15, 2018
Application deadlines are approaching for NCR SARE competitive grant programs for producers, ag professionals, and ag educators.

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Drone equipped with sensors for assessing nitrogen need

July 19 Field Day on Using Drones for Corn Nitrogen Management

July 13, 2018
Dean and Deb Stevens of rural Falls City will be hosting a field day Thursday, July 19, to share the results of a North Central Region SARE-funded research project on using drones for corn nitrogen management.

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Figure 1. Data collected by the multispectral sensor on this drone will be used to direct in-season nitrogen fertilizer applications, part of a producer research project funded by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. (Photos by Laura Thompson)
Figure 1. Data collected by the multispectral sensor on this drone will be used to direct in-season nitrogen fertilizer applications, part of a producer research project funded by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. (Photos by Laura Thompson)

SARE Grant Aids Farmer in Using Drones to Test N Applications

October 2, 2017
Dean Stevens well knows the value of getting a bird’s-eye view of his crops to assess plant health, wind damage, and pest threats. Now, with the support of an NCR SARE grant, this southeast Nebraska farmer is using a drone outfitted with crop sensors to assess corn nitrogen needs and respond with variable rate in-season applications.

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