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NRD Update, July 26, 2017

High tech sensors will be in action on August 16th at the Project SENSE update in Chapman, NE.  Project SENSE is a pilot program that focuses on improving the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizer use, by determining nitrogen in crops at early growth stages.

Second year results are promising, showing improvements in fertilizer efficiency and lowering groundwater nitrate levels. 

This year, drone imagery directed an extra nitrogen treatment applied by the SENSE applicator during the same event as sensors were being used.  A drone demonstration will include how to build a flight plan, calibrate the camera, launch the drone, and post flight imagery analysis. 

Attendees will learn how producers are conducting research trials on their own fields in partnership with the Project SENSE team.

The update will take place from 10:00 to Noon on Wednesday, August 16th at the Ken Seim Farm in Chapman, NE. The public is invited to attend and a complimentary noon meal will be served. 

Project SENSE is a collaborative effort between UNL, Nebraska Corn Board, five Natural Resources Districts, and producers participating in the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network.

Again, the update will be held on August 16th from 10 to Noon in Chapman. RSVP with the Central Platte NRD for meal planning at (308) 385-6282 and find additional information at: cpnrd.org

 

 

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