Producers Invited To Project SENSE Session

Project Sense Session, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Fairbury News Now Nebraska NE

A Project SENSE lunch and learn session is planned for Friday, Aug. 4 at Hebron, NE. 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 which detect 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 and will see the high tech sensors in action. Results from the prior two years will be shared.
A fixed wing drone will fly with a camera that detects four band widths (weather permitting). After processing, the information can be uploaded to the project’s high clearance nitrogen applicator to vary the rates of nitrogen. This testing is in its initial stages.
Project SENSE is a collaborative effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Corn Board, five Natural Resources Districts (Central Platte, Little Blue, Lower Loup, Lower Platte North, and Upper Big Blue) in Nebraska, and producers participating in the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network.
The demo day will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Karl Wiedel Farm. From Hebron, 3/4 mile east of Hwy 81 on River Road.
A complimentary lunch will be served. Please preregister two days in advance for meal planning purposes. To preregister, call 308-754- 5422 or e-mail tingram5@unl.edu.
Download the brochure at: http://cropwatch.unl.edu/projectsense Certified Crop Adviser credits are available.

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Shaun is the owner and publisher of Fairbury News Now, an independent media website covering Jefferson County Nebraska.
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