Nebraska growers to share on-farm research

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Extension Educator Gary Lesoing examines harvest data at one of the many on-farm research trials being conducted across the state. (Photo by Laura Thompson)

February 7, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska On-Farm Research Network results will be shared during meetings across the state in February. Attendees can learn about more than 80 research projects conducted by Nebraska farmers in partnership with University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty. 

The research network is a statewide program that addresses critical farmer production, profitability and natural resource questions. The meetings provide an opportunity to hear growers who conducted on-farm research share their results from the 2017 growing season.

Research projects to be discussed will include cover crops, variable-rate seeding, planting populations, multi-hybrid planting, starter fertilizer, fungicide applications, alternate crop rotations, multi-hybrid planting uses, seed treatments, side-dress nitrogen management technologies and variable-rate nitrogen management.

Meeting dates and locations include:

  • Feb. 19: Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., registration at 8:30 a.m. 
  • Feb. 20: Lifelong Learning Center, 701 E. Benjamin Ave., Norfolk, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., registration at 8:30 a.m. 
  • Feb. 21: Hall County Extension Office, College Park Campus, 3180 U.S. Highway 34, Grand Island, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., registration at 8:30 a.m. 
  • Feb. 27, Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center, northeast of Grant, noon to 4 p.m., registration at 11:30 a.m. 
  • Feb. 28, Knight Museum Sandhills Center, 908 Yellowstone Ave., Alliance, 9 a.m. to noon, registration at 8:30 a.m.  

There is no fee to attend. Pre-registration is requested for meal-planning purposes. To register for any of the five meetings, call 402-624-8030 or email onfarm@unl.edu

To learn more about the research network, visit http://cropwatch.unl.edu/farmresearch.


Laura Thompson
Extension Educator
Nebraska Extension
402-472-8043
laura.thompson@unl.edu