Nebraska On-Farm Research Network

Laura Thompson at Commodity Classic
Laura Thompson, director of the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network, makes a presentation at the Commodity Classic in Orlando, describing the benefits to producers from sensor-supported field management. The UNL presentations were in collaboration with NASA. (Photo by Nate Thompson)

Husker Scientists Explain Digital Agriculture’s Benefits During Commodity Classic Presentations

April 13, 2023
Faculty members Laura Thompson and Laila Puntel discussed how innovative research with Nebraska producers is increasing ag production efficiency and profitability, and decreasing its environmental impacts.

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Jon Walz with tractor
Stapleton farmer Jon Walz's on-farm research in 2021-22 focused on testing two nitrogen efficiency technologies. Because of this research, Walz was able reduce his nitrogen applications without losing yield, and increase profit. (Photo by Hannah Gaebel Dorn, HG Images)

On-Farm Research Encourages Lifelong Learning that Helps Your Farm

April 13, 2023
Studies are getting underway for the 2023 growing season, but there's still time and availability for Nebraska farmers who are interested in conducting on-farm research this year.

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Interseeded cover crops

On-Farm Research Early-season Interseeding into Corn and Soybean Results (2019-2022)

April 13, 2023
The final results of a three-year study on interseeding cover crops in early-season corn and soybean include observations on yield, soil quality and net return.

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Farmers discuss ag tech
Taylor Cross (right), a graduate student in mechanized systems management, speaks with Nebraska ag producers Doug Jones (left) and Tony Jones about the sensor-based fertigation management technology that’s been shown to increase nitrogen-use efficiency and profitability in on-farm research. (Photo courtesy Nebraska Today | Hannah Gaebel Dorn, HG Images)

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.

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Aerial harvest photo
Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension, and Laila Puntel, UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, will present research findings and insights on ag technology and on-farm research during the March 9-11 Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida. Recordings of their presentations will be available at a later date for those who don't attend in person. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Husker Faculty will Discuss Digital Ag at Commodity Classic

March 2, 2023
Two university faculty members will highlight their research on remote sensing in nitrogen fertilizer management and share insights on what the data-driven “farm of the future” will look like.  

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2022 On-Farm Research Results book cover
All Nebraska On-Farm Research results books are free to the public and available as PDF downloads.

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Releases 2022 Results Publication

March 1, 2023
The nearly 70 on-farm research studies conducted by Nebraska farmers in 2022 addressed fertility and soil management, cover crops, crop protection, equipment and non-traditional products, including biologicals.

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On farm research locations

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network: Reliable, Research-based Information (Webinar)

February 3, 2023
Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson and Lexington farmer Don Batie discuss research studies conducted by the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network and their impact on farming in Nebraska.

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Combine in field
Photo by Laura Thompson

Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Meetings Begin Feb. 15

January 5, 2023
Nebraska farmers and agronomists are set to present results of their 2022 on-farm research studies on cover crops, variable rate seeding, starter fertilizer, biological products, seed treatments, variable rate nitrogen management and more.

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