Corn Growers Sought for On-Farm Research Network

April 2, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. — Corn growers can take an active role in an on-farm research project sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in partnership with the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Corn Board.

The goal of the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network (NOFRN) is to implement a statewide on-farm research program addressing critical farmer production, profitability and natural resources questions.  The project kicked off in 2012 with 40 on-farm comparisons conducted in 10 counties.

Growers interested in conducting on-farm research are encouraged to work with UNL faculty on one of the following topics related to corn production: irrigation management, nitrogen management or plant populations.

Replicated treatments will be planted and harvested in growers’ fields using their equipment.

Growers wanting to learn more about the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network and how to participate can contact UNL Extension at 402-624-8030 or 402-362-5508 or the Nebraska Corn Growers Association at 888-267-6479 or 402-438-6459.

For more information, visit cropwatch.unl.edu/web/farmresearch.

UNL Extension is in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Keith Glewen
Extension Educator
UNL Extension
402-624-8030
kglewen1@unl.edu

Gary Zoubek
Extension Educator
UNL Extension
402-362-5508
gary.zoubek@unl.edu

Sandi Alswager Karstens
IANR News Service
402-472-3030
skarstens2@unl.edu


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