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This Week on N Field: Spray Drone Requirements in Nebraska

February 16, 2024
Extension insights to assist Nebraska producers in deciding whether drones are a beneficial precision ag investment for their operation.

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Nate Thorson stands beside screen displaying ag software
The NFarms initiative at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center will be a test bed for new technologies, as well as platforms to help farmers better harness data. The initiative also will develop innovative decision-making tools that producers can use for efficient field management. Nate Thorson, the program’s research manager, brings experience with both agricultural production systems and software design to the platform. (Photo by Deloris Pittman)

NFarms Research Will Bring Precision Ag Innovations to Producers

February 14, 2024
The new NFarms facility, to be constructed at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center, will be a test bed for new technologies, as well as platforms to help farmers better harness data.

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Stacy Adams standing behind crops in greenhouse
Stacy Adams, UNL professor of practice in agronomy and horticulture, kicked off the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture's spring seminar series with his presentation on alternative production practices and hydroponic approaches and value within the food supply chain.

Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series Begins for Spring 2024

January 30, 2024
The spring seminar series features a new timeslot and panel of experts, set to share insights on topics such as rapid soil sensing, precision ag advancements, nitrate leaching, vegetable production, yield gap analysis and soil organic carbon.

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Drone spraying wheat field
Five exam prep courses will be offered across the state in February and March for producers and other members of the public who need to obtain a Part 107 remote pilot certification or license to fly drones for commercial applications.

Nebraska Extension Offers Part 107 Drone Test Prep Courses Feb. 7 Through March 6

January 26, 2024
The course will prepare producers to pass the FFA exam and earn a remote pilot certification for commercial use of drones, such as for checking cattle and spraying crops. 

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Corn field under center pivot
A water-saving strategy, deficit irrigation represents an important concept in managing water use through irrigation as groundwater depletion rises across the U.S.

The Economics of Deficit Irrigation Utilizing Soil Moisture Probes

December 15, 2023
Cornhusker Economics experts examine the financial impact on producers using a deficit irrigation strategy in corn.

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Farmer controlling drone over field

Evaluation of Digital Ag Tools on Soybean Stand Count

November 30, 2023
Determining early-season soybean stand count is critical for informed decisions on potential replanting. This study explores the application and accuracy rate of drone technology for stand count assessments.

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Drone spraying wheat field
Hosted at the Stumpf International Wheat Center in Grant, Nebraska, the Drones in Ag Workshop will include continuing education credits for certified crop advisors.

Nebraska Extension to Host New Drones in Ag Workshop Dec. 12

November 20, 2023
The workshop will feature presentations on drone use in agriculture, licensing requirements and regulations, aviation safety, imaging and spraying, and demos, including the opportunity for attendees to fly a small drone.

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Tech instruments in tractor
The goal of the symposium is to bring agriculture sector entities and law enforcement together to understand the range of threats targeting agriculture and to form enduring relationships to detect and counter cyber and security threats.

Producers Invited to Attend Agriculture Threats Symposium in June

May 18, 2023
Participating agencies will share insights on threats to agriculture posed by criminals, terrorists, cyber actors and foreign governments, and discuss ways to strengthen the ag sector and resist cyber attacks.

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