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High-clearance applicator with a crop sensor directing in-season N application.

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December 5, 2014

On-Farm Research

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 or 402-624-8033. Read more.

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