Soil Management

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

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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Towards 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Concept: An Illustration of N Rate and Timing for Optimizing Corn Yield and Profits

August 11, 2020
The 4Rs is a nutrient management and water stewardship approach which emphasizes fertilizer use with the right source, right rate, right time, and right placement of fertilizers.

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Panhandle Soil Health Workshop info

First Panhandle Soil Health Workshop Set for March 3 in Bridgeport

February 5, 2020
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will sponsor the first Panhandle Soil Health Workshop in Bridgeport next month. The half-day event will take place on March 3 from 8-11:30 a.m. in the Prairie Winds Community Center.

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Soil Sampling for Better Fertilization Decisions

December 3, 2019
Recommendations for collecting soil samples to ensure the quality results needed for good management decisions about fertilizer, manure, and lime application rates.

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Andrea Basche in a field of cover crop planted into corn stubble
Figure 1. Nebraska’s Andrea Basche and a colleague have found that planting perennials and cover crops may substantially improve the ability of soils to soak up heavy rainfall, potentially alleviating the most severe effects of flooding and drought. (Photo by Greg Nathan, UNL)

Which Farming Practices Help Soils Absorb Heavy Rains?

October 3, 2019
A synthesis of 89 studies across six continents has helped clarify which agricultural practices hold water when it comes to helping soils soak up precipitation — a factor critical to mitigating floods, outlasting drought and stabilizing crop yields.

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