NE NCCPI to Crop Yield Relationship

Crop Yield

NE NCCPI to Crop Yield Relationship

Collaborators

Funding Source

  • USDA/NRCS

Description:

Our research is focused on investigating the relationship of the National Commodity Crop Productivity Index (NCCPI), an index in the SSURGO database, to crop yields in Nebraska. These efforts will provide a research-based assessment of the ability of the NCCPI to predict crop yields in Nebraska. This research will also help both agronomists and natural resource conservationists to identify hotspots of consistently marginal or less productive land that can be changed to alternative management practices such as grazing acres, hunting leases, conservation programs, etc. with the ultimate goal of helping producers maximize overall field profitability.