Jinliang Yang in sorghum field
Jinliang Yang, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, is leading an effort to better understand sorghum’s genetic makeup to improve the crop’s nitrogen use efficiency. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication)

Husker Research Hones in on Sorghum’s Genetic Makeup to Improve Nitrogen Efficiency

October 6, 2022
This new research will focus on increasing sorghum’s fertilizer use efficiency, as well as other aspects of sorghum’s fertilizer use, including nitrogen sensing, signaling and downstream regulatory pathways.

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Cornstalk sample cutting

Using a Cornstalk Nitrate Test to Evaluate Nitrogen Management Decisions

September 29, 2022
At the end of the season, a nitrate test can help determine whether the crop was under-, adequately or over-fertilized with nitrogen, resulting in the potential to significantly reduce input costs.

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Departure from normal precip 2022
Figure 1. Departure from normal precipitation during 2022 growing season in Nebraska.

Another Dry Year: What to Know About Leftover Nitrogen in Soil Following Dry Conditions

September 28, 2022
In irrigated or dryland areas with normal production, management practices may continue as normal, but for dryland areas with drastic yield reductions, there is potential for nitrogen fertilizer adjustment for the 2023 crop.

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Rye in continuous corn
Rye in continuous corn April 19, 2018 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Education Center near Mead.

How Much Nitrogen Does My Cover Crop Take Up and When Do I Get It Back?

September 9, 2022
An evaluation on the range of biomass production of cover crops, the amount of nitrogen in their biomass, and their C:N ratio to help inform nutrient changes following cover crops. 

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On-farm research field
Nebraska grower Jon Walz was one of 35 producers involved in the Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) evaluating various technologies to improve their nitrogen use efficiency. (Photo by Elizabeth Hodges)

Farmer Focus: Producer Engages in On-Farm Research Project to Cut Input Costs

July 14, 2022
Results of one Nebraska grower's on-farm research on reducing nitrogen inputs by using a Trimble GreenSeeker crop sensor and Corteva's Granular Insights decision support system.

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Irrigation circles

2022 Bazile Groundwater Management Field Day on June 30

June 17, 2022
Northeast Nebraska farmers and ag professionals will learn about tools they can implement to mitigate nitrogen loss at this free event.

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Aerial view of field
The 2022 NUE Workshop with be held Aug. 1–3 hosted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication)

Nebraska to Host National Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop Aug. 1–3

June 8, 2022
Hosted by UNL this year, the free workshop will feature water and nitrogen management concerns such as crop modeling, climatology and N unpredictability, soil health and NUE indicators, and new technologies.

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Cover crop growth chart

Cover Crop Species Decomposition and Nitrogen Release During the Corn Growing Season

May 3, 2022
First year results in a three-year study to determine cover crop decomposition and nitrogen release throughout the growing season.

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