Nebraska Extension established pivot-irrigated corn plots at its West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte. The results for each plot were extrapolated to 3,000 acres for competition judging results.
The “players” log on to a password-protected website twice a week
to make their decisions regarding everything from hybrid selection to
planting population; from crop insurance to marketing; from fertility
to irrigation scheduling. Farmers can also select from a variety of
precision farming technologies to use on their plots.
Nebraska Extension educators take care of implementing those
farmer-directed strategies on each farmer’s plot. Several farmers
never visited their plots, relying instead on photos and updates
provided on the website.