Nutrient Management

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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Soils School presenter mugshots
(Clockwise, from top left) Bijesh Maharjan, Laila Puntel, Humberto Blanco, Javed Iqbal, Rhae Drijber, Michael Kaiser, Aaron Hird, Nathan Mueller and Katie Pekarek will present at 2022 Soils School.

Soils School to Feature Soil, Water, Nutrient Management Concepts

January 6, 2022
This two-day course, which focuses on the basic principles of soils, water and nutrient management, will highlight the latest information and research findings on soil chemistry and microbiology, manure nutrient management, nitrogen, phosphorus and more.

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Nebraska Extension Soil and Nutrient Management Specialist Bijest Maharjan will serve as conference chair at this year's North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference, scheduled for Nov. 17-18 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Panhandle Soils/Nutrient Management Specialist Chairs Multi-state Soil Fertility Conference

October 26, 2021
Led by UNL assistant professor Bijesh Maharjan, the conference will feature presentations on fertilizer manufacture and outlook, biological nitrogen-fixing crop amendments, emerging chloride issues in closed watersheds and precision nutrient management.

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4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day Set for July 15

June 10, 2021
The first annual 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day will emphasize fertilizer use with the right source, right rate, right time and right placement of fertilizers to improve crop yield and profits while protecting the environment.

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Leafy spurge
Leafy spurge is an aggressive noxious weed that is difficult to remove once established. For optimum control, early detection and herbicides are recommended. (Photo by Ben Beckman)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Time for Forage Program Analysis, Fertilizing Grasses and Spurge Control

May 25, 2021
The end of May is a good time to assess various pasture and forage needs, such as the status of your annual hay and forage program, potential need for fertilizing warm-season grasses and controlling leafy spurge in its early stages.

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