Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

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January 2012

Contrary to conventional wisdom, irrigated corn in Nebraska is highly efficient in the use of energy, water and fertilizer, say University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists whose research found that increased yields more than offset the energy cost of these inputs.

This research has important ramifications for agriculture’s efforts to meet increasing global needs for food, feed, fuel and fiber on existing farmland, said Ken Cassman, UNL agronomist who holds the university’s inaugural Robert B. Daugherty Professorship. Cassman and Patricio Grassini, a UNL research professor in...

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