UNL To Study Link Between Wheat Protein Levels, Fertilizer
August 10, 2018
A multi-disciplinary team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will conduct a two-year study to see how soil nitrogen levels affect protein levels in the grain that comes from Nebraska wheat fields.
The team hopes to evaluate how grain quality, yield and field stands are affected by nitrogen fertilizer rates and application timing. The trials will be conducted across the state and with variations in the amount of precipitation the plots receive.
The project also will test the effectiveness of crop sensors in monitoring wheat crop conditions and whether inputs are needed during the...