Crops for the Future
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December 5, 2014
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 three 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. See more on Project SENSE in the Farm Research section of CropWatch. If you're interested in participating in this or another on-farm research project, contact Laura Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-624-8033. Read more.
- Selecting Corn Hybrids for Silage. You know what to look for when choosing corn hybrids for grain — yield, standability, maturity, and pest resistance — but what should you look for in silage? It may not be what you think.
- Dec. 5 Market Journal: Soybean Prices, Effects of Crude OIl Supply, 2015 Crop Budgets, and the Forecast for Next Week
Programs & Resources
- Nebraska Extension Seminars at Dec. 9-11 Farm Power Show. Learn more about UAVs, the farm bill, cover crops and more
- UNL and FSA are Hosting Farm Bill Meetings across the state to provide key information for program selection.
- Free Farm Finance and Legal Aid Clinics in December. Confidential meetings with an ag law attorney or ag financial counselor.
- Farm Bill Decision Tool Workshops at Alliance, Sidney, Scottsbluff starting Dec. 1. Seating limited to 10 per site so register early.
- Field Assessments to Improve Efficiency -- Workshops being held in eastern Nebraska Dec. 8-11. Calculate your fieldprint for 8 key indicators.
- Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Dec. 18 in Wahoo. University and industry speakers and commercial exhibits.
- Postponed: Ag Financial Health Check-Ups in Bridgeport and Scottsbluff. How well are you positioned to cover liabilities in 2015? Bring your records and your questions.
- UNL Crop Production Clinics Slated for January. High impact training for ag professionals and research updates for Nebraska cropping systems and pest management strategies.
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- Agriculture Water Management
- Animal Manure Management
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