Nutrient Management

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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Tractor in field

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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Land application training location map

Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm

May 11, 2021
This year’s Land Application Recertification sessions, "Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm," will be in-person at many sites across the state in May and June.

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Farmers examine crops in field day
Farmers examining different fertility treatments during 2019 August Field Day near Grant, Nebraska.

Soybean Fertility Study in Western Nebraska: What is Limiting High Yield and Protein?

April 22, 2021
Results of a study on soybean fertility throughout 2019 and 2020 and updated fertilizer recommendations for growers.

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Looking for CAA Credits? Check out the online crop management diagnostic clinic courses

Nebraska Extension Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic Courses Available Online

April 20, 2021
For the first time, the Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics — which can be used to earn Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits — are offered via an e-learning online option.

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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?

April 3, 2024
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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