Project SENSE Demonstration Day Held In Duncan

A Project SENSE lunch and learn session was held Wednesday, Aug. 3 in Duncan.  Growers saw presentations on 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 direct crop nitrogen status at early growth stages are a promising way to improve nitrogen fertilizer efficiency and improve groundwater nitrate levels.  Growers saw a live demonstration of the project’s high clearance nitrogen applicator outfitted with active crop canopy sensors and saw the high tech sensors in action.  Attendees learned how producers are conducting research trials on their own fields in partnership with the Project SENSE team.

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 took place at the Duncan Fire Hall in Duncan.