The Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) Project offers farmers and consultants the tools necessary to form a roadmap that supports how and why nitrogen is supplied. Project participants work with Discovery Farms to evaluate their current nitrogen management practices in order to fine-tune cropping systems.
Our established dataset has enabled us to create Wisconsin-specific benchmarks for Nitrogen Use Efficiency as a way for farmers to see how their efficiencies relate to other farms in the state.
Are you interested in monitoring Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) on your own fields? UW Discovery Farms has created a guide that will lead you through the process of conducting your own NUE study. Calculating NUE can be relatively simple and offers insight into how N management can be altered in order to achieve economically optimum yields while reducing nutrient losses to the environment.