- Proposed Mid-summer field day to review root studies, water use, and precision fertility placement both pre-plant and sidedress.
- Summer observations of day length corn varieties in strip-till for late fertility right after pollination, affects to dry down and harvest yield comparison.
Partners Involved in OMI Research Projects at Lexington
- Kearney Implement John Deere – Kearney, NE.
- LandMark Implement John Deere – Lexington, NE.
- Dow Chemical Co. – Use of Instinct nitrogen stabilizer
- Koch International – Use of Agrotain Plus
- Orthman Manufacturing, Inc.
- FBSciences – Carbon Boost-S
- Agri-Inject, Inc
- Kamterter Inc
- Bio-Green USA
- Kugler Fertilizer Co.
Participating Seed Companies
some of the On-going research at ORTHMAN RESEARCH Farm – Lexington, NE
- Replicated Comparison study of Irrigated Strip-Till versus Direct Seeded crops involved: corn, numerous varieties of corn, observations of root development, stalk/node-internode measurements, leaf area index, soil quality studies, and yield.
- Replicated studies of fertilizer placement with strip-till and ‘In-furrow’ materials and foliar feeding – all corn is strip-tilled.
- NW-SE direction vs. east-west direction comparison studies in corn, reviewing standibility, leaf and plant size for photosynthesis capacity at this latitude – all strip-tilled.
- Studying precision location of sidedress fertilization for top results in the strip-till environment.
- Attempt for high yield soybeans (100bu/ac soybeans) with two hybrids each under fluid fertilizers applied in the spring – strip-tilled.
- Observing 6 hybrids with four different Seed Companies that may excel with flowering period slow release liquid N products foliar in the Central Platte River Valley – all strip-tilled.
ORTHMAN Research Farm – Location from Lexington
2.75 miles north of HWY 30 on Road 435.
Contact for more information
Justin Troudt 308-325-7045