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Since 1999, a team of researchers at the University of Nebraska has been conducting studies to understand the yield potential of corn and soybeans and how management affects it. The crop model discussed in the previous article was a product of this team. The research compares continuous corn to a corn-soybean rotation and evaluates how plant population and nutrient management impact yield. In addition to determining productivity, the research involves an integrated assessment of profitability, input use efficiency, energy balance, and environmental consequences.