UNL graduate students planted on-farm research fields in Saunders and Dodge counties this spring with a Kinze multi-hybrid planter to study multi-hybrid planting and its impact on yield and profits in corn and soybeans.
AROUND THE HORN
Multi-hybrid on-farm research fields included this rolling field near Colon, farmed by Angela and Kerry Knuth, and planted to corn using a multi-hybrid planter.
STUDYING THE SYSTEM
UNL graduate student, Rachel Stevens, with help from fellow graduate student, John Evans, planted 700 acres of corn and soybeans for on-farm multi-hybrid planting research this spring using the Kinze 4900 multi-hybrid planter.
Rachel Stevens points out different locations in her seeding prescription map that programs the multi-hybrid planter to seed specific hybrids in specified locations across the field.
A seeding prescription map for the multi-hybrid research in a field near Colon.
A view of the Kinze 4900 multi-hybrid planter being used for research by Stevens.
TALKING IT OVER
Rachel Stevens discusses plans for multi-hybrid planting plots with fellow UNL graduate student John Evans.