Soil Sampling

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Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Management After Wildfire, Pasture Fertility and Cross Fencing

May 10, 2022
Extension educators advise on grazing strategies for areas affected by wildfire and drought, and review soil sampling techniques for an annual checkup on your pasture soil fertility.

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Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Stockpiled Grass, Alfalfa Soil Sampling

November 8, 2021
After drought, fall armyworms and rising fertilizer prices, it's especially important to conduct soil samples in alfalfa fields this year for a better yield next year.

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Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Amazing Trace (Genomics)

July 22, 2021
Erik Christian, Trace Genomics agronomic services manager, breaks down Trace's DNA analysis technology for soil samples, which provides detailed reporting of abiotic and biotic parameters within the soil.

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Map of SCN-infected Nebraska counties
Figure 1. Distribution of Soybean Cyst Nematode in Nebraska. It is important to remember that just because a county is not highlighted does not mean the nematode is not present, only that a positive sample has not been submitted to UNL for testing.

SCN Survey Update and 10th Annual ‘Tode Awards

March 17, 2021
Soybean cyst nematode wasn't detected in any new counties in 2020, but it caused substantial damage and yield losses, particularly in eastern Nebraska. Find out which counties were the hardest hit in this year's 'Tode Awards.

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Corn root damage from root-lesion and other nematodes

Nebraska Corn Board Supports Free Corn Nematode Testing

November 10, 2017
A new program to provide free soil analysis for corn nematodes is being made possible by the Nebraska Corn Board. Growers are invited to submit soil samples to a University of Nebraska-Lincoln lab from now through spring to be tested for the root-lesion nematode.

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