Project SENSE sessions to feature high-tech sensors in action

Project SENSE
Participants can view crop nitrogen sensors and high-clearance nitrogen equipment in action at Project SENSE sessions at four locations in July and August. (Richard Ferguson/Agronomy and Horticulture)

July 18, 2016

Lincoln, Neb. — Project SENSE update sessions are planned for several locations across Nebraska. Growers will learn how to outfit and implement the project's nitrogen management strategy on their operations. Project SENSE (Sensors for Efficient Nitrogen Use and Stewardship of the Environment) focuses on improving the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizer use.

Strategies that direct crop nitrogen status at early growth stages are a promising way to improve nitrogen fertilizer efficiency and improve groundwater nitrate levels. Growers will see a live demonstration of the project's high-clearance nitrogen applicator, outfitted with active crop canopy sensors. Attendees will learn how producers are conducting research trials on their own fields in partnership with the Project SENSE team. 

Update sessions will take place on the following days:  

  •  July 27, 10 a.m. to noon: Arnie Hinkson farm, 2003 N. Cameron Road, Cairo
  •  July 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Cole Anderson farm, 3730 Denton Road, Beaver Crossing
  •  Aug. 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Bailey’s Ag Supply, 548 Road 14, Schuyler
  •  Aug. 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Duncan Fire Hall, Duncan

Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is due two days in advance for meal-planning purposes. To pre-register, call 402-624-8000 or e-mail RSVP by July 20 with Central Platte NRD at 308 -385-6282 or for the Cairo location only.

For more information, visit Certified Crop Adviser credits are available.

Project SENSE is a collaborative effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Corn Board, five Natural Resource Districts in Nebraska (Central Platte, Little Blue, Lower Loup, Lower Platte North and Upper Big Blue) and producers participating in the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network.

Deloris Pittman
Marketing and Promotions Manager
Agricultural Research and Development Center