Tag Archives: nebraska

24Feb/21

Soil Health for Nebraska Wealth: What the Nebraska Healthy Soils Task Force is doing to help farmers

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Keith Berns of Green Cover Seed, presents “Soil Health for Nebraska Wealth: What the Nebraska Healthy Soils Task Force is doing to help farmers”. This presentation was originally broadcast on February 24, 2021.

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10Feb/21

Second Annual Panhandle Soil Health Workshop set for March 5

The second annual Panhandle Soil Health Workshop sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center will be an online event for ag producers, consultants, and others in the region. The workshop will take place on March 5 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on the Zoom cloud meeting platform. Registration is needed and can be done online.

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26Jan/21

Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference Set for Feb. 11

The Nebraska Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference will provide information to growers who are just getting started with cover crops and to those who are already making cover crops part of their operation. The conference will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST with in-person check in at 12:30 p.m.

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28Oct/20

Soil Health Gap: Benchmark for the Soil health Measurement

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Bijesh Maharjan of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, presents “Soil Health Gap: Benchmark for the Soil health Measurement”. This presentation was originally broadcast on October 28, 2020.

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22Jul/20

Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium dynamics in a soil health system

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Matt Fryer of the University of Arkansas hosts a panel discussion soil health and fertility. This presentation was originally broadcast on July 22, 2020. Panelists included:Read More…

27Nov/19

Cover Crop Recipes Being Developed by States in the Midwest Cover Crop Council

A number of states within the Midwest Cover Crop Council have developed cover crop recipes. These publications are intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to growing cover crops. With experience, farmers may fine-tune the use of cover crops for their systems. Additional states will be coming soon.

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01May/18
Research demonstrates that animal manures can produce both environmental and productivity benefits over the commercial fertilizer it replaces.

Manure’s Impact on Yield, Nitrogen, and Carbon

Manure is often viewed by many as an environmental liability.  However, if manure is applied at rates equal to or less than the nitrogen (N) requirement of a crop, can manure produce environmental benefits over commercial fertilizer?  This was the focus of an Asian research group which summarized the results of 141 published studies from Asia, Europe, and the U.S. comparing manure substitution for fertilizer. This article summarizes the “Take Home Messages” from this research paper.

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01Dec/17
Value of beef open lot manure assuming crop benefits from potassium supplementation and 5% increase in yield. Estimated manure value is $28/ton.

What is the Economic Value of Manure?

Manure has value.  That value may result from improvements in soil quality, increases in yield, and replacement of commercial nutrient required for crop production.   Previous articles on manure’s value have focused on its soil health,  environmentalRead More…

01Nov/17
Photo of rainfall simulation study

Setbacks Reduce the Concentration of Manure Constituents in Runoff

What setback distance is required to reduce the concentration of manure constituents in runoff to background values? John E. Gilley, Aaron J. Sindelar, and Bryan L. Woodbury, researchers with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, examined the effectsRead More…