ENREEC Research
Research in Action
Whether it is conducted at an off-campus research site, in a grower’s field, a producer’s feedlot, in a lab or in a classroom, our research is designed to seek out answers that Nebraskans can use.  University of Nebraska research is conducted on a vast array of topics that are pertinent to Nebraskans. While the primary focus of research conducted within the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center (ENREEC) is focused on Eastern Nebraska, our research impacts people across Nebraska, the United States, and the world.  Learn about our latest research projects in the videos on this page.

ENREEC Update Videos on MediaHub

ENREEC Update videos are on our MediaHub Channel

The University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center near Mead, Nebraska is a hub of activity. The research, Extension programs and education taking place at the center are making a difference in the lives of many people. Learn more about some of the things we are doing in our ENREEC Update stories.

Check out these short videos and learn more about our research!

Featured Video #1

Nebraska Plant Phenotyping: Spidercam

The first system of its kind in the United States, the University of Nebraska offers three unique plant phenotyping platforms on a one acre field phenotyping site at ENREEC....the site features an automated cable suspended carrier system that holds multiple cameras and sensors for positioning over plots.
Featured Video 2

A Closer Look at University of Nebraska Beef Research

UNL is completing multiple research projects that benefit the world around us. Research conducted by the Animal Science Department contributes to the biggest industry in Nebraska, cattle production. Dr. Galen Erickson, with the help of many graduate and undergraduate students, is working to improve the cattle industry in Nebraska through his research.
Featured Video 3

Virtual Farming Part 1: Combining Corn

Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson a co-coordinator of the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network.  She uses 360 degree video/virtual reality to provide viewers with a from the driver's seat of the combine cab view!  Computer users, drag your mouse and mobile users, move your smartphone or device around to get the "360 degree" experience!

Learn About other Research Topics

Video - January 20, 2017

Multi-Hybrid Planting
Joe Luck, Nebraska Extension precision ag engineer, describes UNL studies using multi-hybrid planting in corn and soybean production. - Jan. 20, 2017

Video - January 20, 2017 Shapiro

Phosphorous Management
Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, explains his long-term research on phosphorous management for corn and soybean production. - Jan. 20, 2017

Video - January 16, 2017-VIDEO Elmore

Cover Crops
Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension agronomist, gives an update on cover crops research in Nebraska - Jan. 6, 2017

Video - Dec. 30, 2016 - Ear Formation Issues - Justin McMechan

Ear Formation Issues
Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, describes ear formation issues corn growers reported during the 2016 season. - Dec. 30, 2016

Video - Dec. 30, 2016 - Hay Loss - Bruce Anderson

Preventing Hay Waste
Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, explains how hay loss can occur from different kinds of feeders or infrequent feeding. - Dec. 30, 2016

Video - Dec. 23, 2016 - Soybean Production Research

Soybean Production Research
Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, recaps soybean diseases growers faced in 2016. Loren also discusses soybean research on seed treatments, planting populations and row spacing. - Dec. 23, 2016

Video - Dec. 2, 2016 - Seed Corn Selection - Jackson Ziems

Seed Corn Selection
Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains how seed corn variety selection can help growers manage certain diseases. - Dec. 2, 2016

Video - Sep. 14, 2016 - Hear Corn Grow

Want to "Hear" Corn Grow?
This time lapse photo sequence from a Nebraska corn field allows you to see and hear corn grow. It's thought that the crackling noise is due to tiny fractures that occur as the plan stretches, breaks, and grows again. The sequence is by Douglas Cook at the Crop Biomechanics Lab at New York University Abu Dhabi and Justin McMechan and Roger Elmore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. - Sept. 14, 2016

Video - July 13, 2016 - Erickson

Feeding Programs that Include Corn Silage for Finishing Cattle
Presented by Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension beef feedlot nutrition specialist at the Silage for Beef Cattle Conference, June 2016 at the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center, near Mead, NE.  Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition, University of Nebraska Extension, and Iowa Beef Center. - Jul. 13, 2016

Video - July 24, 2015 - Hail Simulator

Hail Damage Research Using a Hail Simulator Machine
A look at how the University uses a hail simulation machine on crops to provide better information about how plants recover from hail damage. - Jul. 24, 2015