Lincoln NE Long-term Tillage Project Overview of NELITCSE: Long-term Tillage and Cropping System Experiment (Lincoln, NE) The objectives of this experiment is to evaluate the agronomic and environmental impacts of long-term tillage and crop rotation practices in a rainfed agroecosystem. This experiment was initiated in 1981 with continuous corn only under six tillage practices (chisel, tandem disk, moldboard plow, no-till, ridge-tillage, and subsoil tillage). In 1985, the experimental design was modified to include 3 crop rotation systems (continuous corn, corn-soybean, and continuous soybean) under 6 tillage practices. Each year, both the corn phase and soybean phase of the two-year rotation system are present. In 2015, all tillage practices were converted to no-till to evaluate the magnitude, direction, and rate of agronomic and soil changes to this management shift. In addition, the continuous soybean system was converted to continuous corn with a 3-species winter cover crop (hairy vetch, purple-topped radish, and cereal rye).