Soil Management

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Bijesh Maharjan
Bijesh Maharjan

New Soils and Nutrient Management Specialist Joins Panhandle REC

August 17, 2016
Bijesh Maharjan will join the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center Sept. 6 as soil and nutrient management specialist. He will conduct research and extension programs focused on improved soil productivity and precision nutrient management in irrigated, limited-irrigation, and rainfed crop and forage production systems in the Panhandle.

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Project SENSE sensors in the field.
Figure 1. UNL researchers are testing the use of crop sensors and real-time N application in the field based on sensor readings. The project was started with 17 sites across the state in 2015 and will be expanded to 20 more sites in 2016.

UNL Project SENSE Expanding Research to Increase N Efficiency

May 5, 2016

When and at what rate nitrogen fertilizer should be applied are major questions for today's corn producers. Nebraska Extension is helping answer these questions through Project SENSE, which stands for Sensors for Efficient Nitrogen Use and Stewardship of the Environment.

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Managing N in a Wet Spring

May 5, 2016

USDA NASS estimated 26% of Nebraska’s corn acres had been planted as of May 2, well behind last year’s pace of 45% and slightly behind the five-year average of 31%. The pace is undoubtedly being affected by the amount of precipitation across the state and the wet field conditions (Figures 1 and 2).

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Nutrient Levels, Fertility, and the Price Squeeze

March 30, 2016

Current economic conditions are a challenge for crop producers to earn profits from corn, soybean, winter wheat, and milo production. Following is a discussion around how to make nutrient decisions this year. Robert Tigner is an Extension Educator focusing on agricultural economic issues.

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Managing and Preparing for Nitrogen Loss

March 24, 2016

Spring is officially here, and with it the uncertainty of spring rains or late snow showers. For many Nebraska farmers, finishing preparation for planting or waiting on the starting line to plant is the number one priority. Nitrogen (N) management may not be the most important thought crossing their minds. But, now is a great time to think about N management for this upcoming season.

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