Nebraska On-Farm Research Network

Kudera in field
Photo courtesy Kevin Kudera

Farmer Focus: Nebraska Growers Put Pivot Bio to the Test Via On-Farm Research Studies

April 7, 2022
This first installment of Nebraska On-Farm Research's new series highlights research done by two Nebraska farm families and a crop consultant on Pivot Bio products.

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Soil seedbank trays

Expanding the Integrated Weed Management Toolbox: Winter Cover Crop Impacts on Weed Dynamics in Eastern and Central Nebraska

April 4, 2022
Results of a 2021 UNL study to determine cover crop impacts on weed suppression through analysis of the soil seedbank.

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Julie Batie-Louden and Don Batie
Julie Batie-Louden and her father, Don Batie.

Optimize Your Operation’s Efficiency with On-farm Research

March 31, 2022
There’s still time to sign up for a 2022 on-farm research study to learn the tools and techniques that will make your farm operation more efficient and profitable.

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On-farm research book

Nebraska On-Farm Research 2021 Results Available Now

March 24, 2022
This free, downloadable guide contains the results from more than 80 on-farm research studies conducted on Nebraska farms in 2021.

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Batie family on the farm

From Data to Decisions: The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network Helps Farmers Find Answers

February 4, 2022
In 2021, over 100 Nebraska On-Farm Research Network projects were conducted on cover crops, row spacing, planting population, starter fertilizer, drones, sensors and models for nitrogen management, and variable-rate seeding technology.

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Extension educator analyzes crop
Nathan Mueller (left), Nebraska Extension educator, assesses an on-farm experiment with a producer participating in the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network. (Photo by Laura Thompson)

University Part of Global On-farm Research Movement

January 21, 2022
Collaborating with researchers from numerous nations worldwide, Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson co-authored a new academic article that demonstrates the value of coordinating with growers to produce agronomic research data.

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On-farm research meeting attendees
Local growers visit with extension educator Nathan Mueller (far right) during a 2019 Nebraska On-Farm Research Network research results update meeting.

Growers to Share Local On-farm Research Results

January 21, 2022
The 2021 on-farm research growers will present results on numerous projects, including Xyway in-furrow fungicide, hydraulic downforce, starter fertilizer, nitrogen rate and timing, sensor-based fertigation and N management, Pivot Bio PROVEN and more.

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Cover crop infograph

On-farm Research Indicates Importance of Cover Crops for Soil Health in Nebraska

January 20, 2022
UNL researchers share the results of a multi-year USDA-NRCS Soil Health Initiative study, which closely investigated the impact of cover crops on soil health in Nebraska.

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