Soil Health

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2021 Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference Presentations Available Online

April 1, 2021
This year's conference featured seminars on soiling sensing, using aerial imagery to analyze cover crop impacts, optimizing cover crop investments and more.

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Second Annual Panhandle Soil Health Workshop Set for March 5

February 17, 2021
The second annual Panhandle Soil Health Workshop will be held virtually for producers and ag industry professionals.

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Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference Set for Feb. 11

January 29, 2021
The Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference will advise growers on the latest techniques to maximize profit from cover crops in a corn/soybean rotation, including aerial imagery, using cereal rye for weed control, and on-farm research on a three-crop dryland rotation. 

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Dr. Bijesh Maharjan is one of many specialists scheduled to present information during the 2021 Soils School in February.

Soils School to Feature Latest Strategies in Soil Management

January 4, 2021
The 2021 Soils School, set for Feb. 17-18, will provide research and Extension updates on the advanced application of the principles of soil management.

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Assessing Cover Crop Biomass Using Aerial Imagery: Lessons Learned During the UNL-NRCS Soil Health Initiative

October 15, 2020
Using aerial imagery, a non-destructive and easy-to apply method, we are able to gain insight into cover crop biomass production across an entire field, which would not be possible with traditional, boots-on-the-ground biomass sampling.

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Using Aerial Imagery to Help Determine the Impact of Cover Crops on Cash Crop Growth and Development

October 15, 2020
Through education and on-farm assessment, Nebraska landowners part of the Soil Health Initiative (SHI) are evaluating the effects of diverse cover crop mixtures on both soil properties and agronomic indicators of soil health.

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Adding Winter Wheat to a Crop Rotation

September 2, 2020
Would you believe that some growers are adding winter wheat to their rotation to improve soil health? A healthy functioning soil provides numerous local ecosystem benefits including improved water quality, flood and drought mitigation.

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New NebGuide: Soil Microbiology in Nebraska

July 15, 2020
Soil microbiology is a universal and essential component of agricultural soils. This NebGuide provides basic information of soil microbiology, microbial functions, microbial enhancement, and microbial assessment.

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