Working with Nebraska's producers for over 25 years to address critical production, profitability, and natural resource questions. December 2014 Sav

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Working with Nebraska's producers for over 25 years to address critical production, profitability, and natural resource questions.

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December 2014

Save the Date: Annual Results Update

New this year, Nebraska On-Farm Research Network's Annual Results Update expands to include three meeting locations. Come hear from growers who conducted on-farm research as they share their results from the 2014 growing season.

February 13: Grand Island College Park
February 16: Norfolk Northeast Community College
February 17: Mead ARDC

More information will be available at www.cropwatch.unl.edu/farmresearch as the dates get closer.

We hope to see you there!

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The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network is launching a new project focused on improving the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizer use. Project SENSE (Sensors for Efficient Nitrogen Use and Stewardship of the Environment) will implement 20 on-farm research sites each year, over the next 3 years. Richard Ferguson, UNL Extension Soil Specialist, is leading the project which will focus on crop canopy sensors to direct variable-rate, in-season nitrogen application in corn. Nebraska On-Farm Research Network is currently seeking participants to be involved in this project.... Continue Reading

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With the capability of planters to variable-rate seed, more farmers are trying this feature in their fields. The technology holds promise as it can help increase return on investment of seed by putting more seeds where there is more potential for increased yield. Two Nebraska producers are working with Nebraska's On-Farm Research Network to better understand the yield and economic consequences of their variable-rate planting strategy..... Continue Reading

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Soybeans laying on ground under heavy residue June 11 2014

This spring, a farmer in Platte County, Nebraska faced a difficult replant decision. To better understand the yield and profitability impact of this decision, he carried out a replant experiment with the help of the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network. His question: should I add more soybeans to my early season thin stand? The results of this study highlight the importance of making careful, thoughtful decisions in regards to replanting.... Continue Reading

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