Nutrient Management

Soil nutrients

USDA Announces New Opportunities to Improve Nutrient Management

September 12, 2022
Through USDA’s conservation programs, farmers will have opportunities to improve their nutrient management planning, mitigating the impacts of supply chain disruptions and increased input costs.

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4R field day attendees
Javed Iqbal, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture assistant professor and Extension soil nutrient management and water quality specialist, presents updated research on nitrogen source management, and nitrogen rate using publicly available nitrogen recommendation tools at the 2022 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day.

4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day Featured Nutrient Management and Water Quality Research

August 2, 2022
The annual 4R Nutrient Stewardship Field Day featured research and tools on improving nutrient management, sulfur management, nitrogen use efficiency and more.

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Manure spreader

Manure Application Following Silage

August 2, 2022
Leslie Johnson, Nebraska Extension's animal manure management educator, breaks down the difference between nitrogen and phosphorus rates and how to choose the best method for your operation.

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Sorghum field
Sorghum growing in a research field on the northeast edge of Lincoln. A Nebraska team recently tested whether the method of delivering soil- and root-dwelling bacteria to sorghum could influence the growth of the cereal grain. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Performance of Crop-boosting Bacteria May Depend on Delivery Method

July 29, 2022
A recent Nebraska study discovered that the most effective methods for promoting crop growth depends on the type of soil bacteria being introduced.

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Tractor in field

4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day Set for July 19

April 21, 2022
Topics of the field day will include nitrogen inhibitor's performance in corn, sulfur management, variable rate nitrogen sensing systems, and a sensor-based fertigation demo. 

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Considerations for In-season Nitrogen Management in Corn

March 30, 2022
Most areas in Nebraska likely haven't had significant nitrogen losses to already applied nitrogen, but unfavorable soil conditions during nitrogen application and precipitation in April could lead to additional losses.

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Tractor planting field
The best time to use starter is when the field is deficient in one or more nutrients.

Starter Fertilizer — When is it Needed?

March 24, 2022
As planting season begins, farmers often question if starter fertilizer is providing yield and economic benefits. This article reviews the two main reasons to use a starter and recommendations for a successful application. 

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Chemigation equipment

Chemigation Certification Training Set in Scottsbluff, Sidney, Bridgeport, Alliance

January 27, 2022
In addition to the upcoming in-person sessions, Nebraska Extension's chemigation certification training and testing will also be offered online for all Nebraskans throughout February, March and April.

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