Soil Management

Find more information in the Soil Management to Optimize Crop Production in Nebraska section of CropWatch.

Soil in hands

Funding Available for Farmers to Establish Soil Health Demonstration Projects

January 19, 2022
The funding will compensate producers for conducting strip trials of cover crops vs. no cover crops within a diverse crop rotation using no-till planting, as well as developing case studies and hosting field days.

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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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University to Host Soil Health Summit on Nov. 19

November 11, 2021
Numerous Husker faculty members will discuss biological, chemical, environmental and physical properties of soil, as well as conservation strategies and producer practices. Deadline to register for the free summit is Friday, Nov. 12.

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Can Cover Crops Offset the Negative Impacts of Corn Silage?

April 28, 2021
UNL researchers discerned varied results from a study on reducing soil compaction and wind/water erosion on fields harvested for corn silage by planting cover crops. 

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Crop planted in green cover crop
Figure 1. Corn planted into green rye terminated at planting.

Planting Green Questionnaire – Simple Analysis

February 18, 2021
New survey and sharing results from the 2020 survey of Midwestern agriculturalists when planting soybean and corn into green cover crops.

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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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BGMA Webinars Highlight Soil Management Strategies, Groundwater Hydrology Research

February 4, 2021
The Bazile Groundwater Management Area webinars will focus on soil quality management, as well as highlight research efforts on nitrate in the Bazile creek.

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Dr. Bijesh Maharjan standing in a field
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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