Farm Research

Every winter, producers in our Greater Quad County on-farm research group meet to discuss the past year’s results and to brainstorm which projects they wish to test the following year.  Very popular studies from the past few years include soybean planting rates and planting dates and corn planting rate studies.  These studies are randomized and replicated and conducted on full-length farmers’ fields.  

Every year we share on-farm research results with our clientele.  These results are often the highlight of many programs as the research is being conducted on your peers’ farms.  Whether during pesticide trainings, crop production clinics, Extension news columns, Market Journal, or the Nebraska Farmer, these results have been presented and you as our clientele have preliminarily showed that you were interested in changing your farming practices as a result of what you learned. 

Now, we’d like to see how many of you did change your practices as a result of this information.  Please go to: and fill out a very short survey to let us know what you have changed in your farming operation.  Your comments will help us in estimating the value of these on-farm research efforts to you and to our farmers who are faithfully conducting these studies.  You can also find the direct link off the home page if you’d rather just click on it there.  Please do take a few minutes to fill out this survey for us-it’s much appreciated!

Also, anyone interested in conducting on-farm research is welcome to attend our Greater Quad Co. results meeting on December 20 at 1:00 p.m. at the 4-H Building in York.  We will also have some UNL researchers share results with the group.  Please let me know if you plan to attend!

About jenreesources

I'm the Crops and Water Extension Educator for York and Seward counties in Nebraska with a focus in irrigated crop production and plant pathology.

Posted on December 5, 2011, in Crop Updates and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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