Land-applied manure
Research to validate or adapt canopy sensor-guided in-season N application practices for manured fields was evaluated in two trials.

Adaptation of Canopy Sensor-Guided In-Season Nitrogen Application for Manured Fields

January 8, 2018
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics on research on land application of manure to enhance soil nutrients for crop production.

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Is Soybean Yield Limited by Nitrogen Supply?

January 8, 2018
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics exploring research on whether nitrogen supply is limiting soybean yield.

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Nebraska Soybean N Trials
Figure 1. Photos of one site of the Nebraska Extension Soybean Management Field Day research (2013) that compared the effects of several nitrogen treatments on soybeans. Pictured is the zero N control on the left and the 400 lbs/ac split N application on the right. Averaged over four sites the control yielded 73.4 bu/ac and the 400 lbs N averaged 78.9 bu/ac. (To view the results from this study, see https://go.unl.edu/smfdresults2013, pages 1-6.)

Nitrogen on Soybeans — the Hope Never Dies

November 6, 2017
Nebraska Soil Scientist Charles Shapiro offers a synopsis of two new publications, both with University of Nebraska authors, that address the question of the nitrogen deficit between soil supply and nitrogen fixation and what affects whether increased nitrogen leads to increased yield.

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Nebraska soil temperature map
Maps of one-day and the weekly average soil temperatures are updated daily by Nebraska Mesonet and featured in the CropWatch Weather section.

Minnesota Research on Nitrogen Inhibitors

October 20, 2017
Minnesota research examines the use of inhibitors with fall nitrogen applications. Access Nebraska soil temperatures, provided by Nebraska Mesonet, online in CropWatch.

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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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N losses

Managing Nitrogen to Reduce Losses as Nitrous Oxide

September 18, 2017
Nitrogen is a key factor in farm management and economics. One of the most expensive inputs for corn production, it can be easily lost to the environment. One avenue for losing N, as nitrous oxide, has an impact on our climate as a greenhouse gas. Successful strategies for reducing N losses, especially as nitrous oxide, benefit both farmers and the environment.

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Market Journal on Nitrate Leaching, Marestail Control and More

June 9, 2017

On this week's Market Journal with host Jeff Wilkerson view these segments:

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Iowa Releases New Publication on Use of the Late Spring Soil Nitrate Test

June 8, 2017
Following heavy spring rains, farmers may be interested in testing for soil nitrogen availability. This article notes a new publication from Iowa State University on using the Late Spring Soil Nitrate Test (LSNT) as well as other options for assessing soil nitrate.

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