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Farm Progress Reports

 
Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach, conducts research on Iowa farmland every year. The farm reports are annual agricultural research project updates. These articles are not final results, but progress reports on agricultural research and agriculture-related scientific activities.

Current Issue: 2016 Farm Progress Reports

Ag Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa and BioCentury Research Farms

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An Update of the History of the Ag 450 Farm at Iowa State University 1980–2016
Mark Honeyman, Wade Miller Professor, and OP McCubbins

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The ISU Compost Facility after Eight Years
Steve Jonas, Tim Goode, and Kapil Arora

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2016
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, Chris Beedle, Karl Nicolaus, Tyler Mitchell, Lance Miller, Cody Schneider, Jim Rogers, and Zach Koopman

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On-Farm Corn Hybrid Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel L. DeJong, Karl Nicolaus, Zack Koopman, Lyle T. Rossiter, and Tyler Mitchell

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On-Farm Corn RyzUp® Plant Growth Regulator Trials
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, and Zack Koopman

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Trials
Jim Fawcett; Josh Sievers; Joel DeJong; Lyle Rossiter; Chris Beedle; Karl Nicolaus; Zachary A, Koopman; Lance Miller; Cody Schneider; and Tyler Mitchell

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides on Soybeans in Central Iowa
Daren Mueller, Jean Batzer, Yuba Kandel, and Stith Wiggs

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Nitrate-N Loss with Drainage from Corn-Based and Prairie Bioenergy Cropping Systems
Matt Helmers, Carl H. Pederson, Matt Liebman, and Michael Thompson

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Soybean Date of Planting and Maturity
Mark A. Licht and Zack Koopman

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On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Alfalfa and Corn Trials
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Zack Koopman, Tyler Mitchell, Karl Nicolaus, and John E. Sawyer

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Richard VanDePol, A Career Example of High-Quality Field Research
Tom Glanville, Mark Hanna, and Mark S. Honeyman

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm

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2016 Home Demonstration Garden
Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research Farms Summary
Wallace Foundation for Rural Resarech and Development and Dallas Maxwell

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2016
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, and Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Corn RyzUp® Plant Growth Regulator Trials
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, and Zack Koopman

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fertilizer Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Jim Rogers

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On-Farm Cover Crop Trials
Jim Fawcett, Tyler Mitchell, Jim Rogers, and Lyle Rossiter

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicideson Soybeans in Southwest Iowa
Daren Mueller, Jean Batzer, Yuba Kandel, and Stith Wiggs

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Grain Drying Energy Use
H. Mark Hanna and Shawn Shouse

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On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Alfalfa and Corn Trials
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Zack Koopman, and Tyler Mitchell

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Thornless Blackberry Cultivars Grown with a Rotatable Cross-Arm Trellis System
Gail Nonnecke, Sharon Tusiime, Leah Riesselman Worth, and Bernie Havlovic

Horticulture Station

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2016 Home Demonstration Garden
Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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Athletic Field Safety and Performance Study
Adam Thoms, Isaac Mertz, and Nick Christians

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Cluster Removal on La Crescent and Leaf Removal on Marquette Grapevines
Kenneth McCabe, Diana Cochran, and Gail Nonnecke

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Fairway Height Bentgrass Cultivar Trial
Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, and Isaac Mertz

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Golf Course Fairway Organic Matter Management with Fraze Mowing
Adam Thoms, Isaac Mertz, and Nick Christians

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Golf Course Putting Green Organic Matter Recycling Study
Adam Thoms, Isaac Mertz, and Nick Christians

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Green Height Bentgrass Cultivar Trial
Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, and Isaac Mertz

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Home Lawn Seeding Mixtures and Timing Trial
Adam Thoms, Isaac Mertz, and Nick Christians

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NE-1020 Cold-Hardy Wine Grape Cultivar Trial
Kenneth McCabe, Diana Cochran, and Gail Nonnecke

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NTEP Kentucky Bluegrass Study
Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, and Isaac Mertz

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NTEP Perennial Ryegrass Study
Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, and Isaac Mertz

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NTEP Turf-Type Tall Fescue Study
Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, and Isaac Mertz

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Thornless Blackberry Cultivars Grown with a Rotatable Cross-Arm Trellis System
Gail Nonnecke, Sharon Tusiime, Leah Riesselman Worth, and Bernie Havlovic

McNay Research and Demonstration Farm

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides on Soybeans in South Central Iowa
Daren S. Mueller, Jean C. Batzer, Yuba Kandel, and Stith N. Wiggs

Muscatine Island Farm

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2016 Home Demonstration Garden
Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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Muscatine Island Research Farm Summary
Muscatine Island Research Farm Association and Vince Lawson

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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Asparagus Cultivar Trial
Patrick O'Malley and Kenny Pecinovsky

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2016
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, and Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Corn Hybrid Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Karl Nicolaus

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fertilizer Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Jim Rogers

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Management Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Karl Nicolaus

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Lyle Rossiter

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Cost-Effective Native Seed Mix Design and First-Year Management
Justin Meissen, Dave Williams, and Laura Jackson

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On-Farm Cover Crop Trials
Jim Fawcett, Tyler Mitchell, Jim Rogers, and Lyle Rossiter

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Denitrification Bioreactor in Northeast Iowa
Matt Helmers and Carl Pederson

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Drainage Water Quality Impacts of Agricultural Management Practices: Effectof Manure Application Timing and Cover Crops
Brian Dougherty, Carl Pederson, Matt Helmers, Michelle Soupir, Dan Andersen, Antonio Mallarino, and John Sawyer

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides on Soybeans in Northeast Iowa
Daren Mueller, Jean Batzer, Yuba Kandel, and Stith Wiggs

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Impact of Liquid Swine Manure Application and Cover Crops on Dissolved Phosphorusin Subsurface Drainage Water
Brian Dougherty, Carl Pederson, Matt Helmers, Michelle Soupir, Ramesh Kanwar, and Antonio Mallarino

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Northeast Research Farm Summary
Northeast Iowa Agriultural Experiment Station and Ken Pecinovsky

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Oat Variety Trial in Northeast Iowa
Sarah Carlson, Stefan Gailans, Kenny Pecinovsky, and Brian J. Lang

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Seed Treatment Trials
Jim Fawcett, Cody Schneider, Lance Miller, and Karl Nicolaus

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On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Alfalfa and Corn Trials
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Zack Koopman, and Tyler Mitchell

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Two-Pass Herbicide Programs for Weed Control in Corn
Micheal Owen, Damian Franzenburg, James Lee, and Iththiphonh Macvilay

 

Two-Pass Programs for Weed Control in No-Till Soybean
Micheal Owen, Damian Franzenburg, James Lee, and Iththiphonh Macvilay

Northern Research and Demonstration Farm

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2016 Home Demonstration Garden
Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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Continuous Corn Response to Nitrogen and Potassium in Northern Iowa
Antonio Mallarino, Jackson Hirniak, Ryan Oltmans, and Matthew Schnabel

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2016
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, and Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Corn Hybrid Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Karl Nicolaus

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Cody Schneider

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Management Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Karl Nicolaus

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Lyle Rossiter

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Establishment of Perennial Groundcovers for Maize-Based Bioenergy Production Systems
Cynthia Bartel, Chumki Banik, Andrew Lenssen, and Kenneth Moore

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicideson Soybeans in Northern Iowa
Daren Mueller, Jean Batzer, Yuba Kandel, and Stith Wiggs

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Northern Research Farm Summary
North Central Iowa Research Association and Matthew Schnabel

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Corn Population and Nitrogen Trial
Matt Schnabel and Mark Licht

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Seed Treatment Trials
Jim Fawcett, Cody Schneider, Lance Miller, and Karl Nicolaus

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On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Alfalfa and Corn Trials
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Zack Koopman, and Tyler Mitchell

Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

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2016 Home Demonstration Garden
Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2016
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, and Chris Beedle

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Corn Date of Planting and Maturity
Mark Licht and Chad Huffman

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On-Farm Corn Hybrid Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Karl Nicolaus

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Corn Row Spacing and Seeding Rate
Mark Licht and Chad Huffman

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fertilizer Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Jim Rogers

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Cody Schneider

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Management Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Karl Nicolaus

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Lyle Rossiter

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On-Farm Cover Crop Trials
Jim Fawcett, Tyler Mitchell, Jim Rogers, and Lyle Rossiter

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Evaluation of the Efficiency of Aglime and Pelleted Aglime in a Northwest Iowa Acid Soil
Antonio Mallarino, Mazhar Haq, Josh Sievers, and Chad Huffman

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicideson Soybeans in Northwest Iowa
Daren Mueller, Jean Batzer, Yuba Kandel, and Stith Wiggs

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Northwest Research Farm Summary
Northwest Iowa Experimental Association, Chad Huffman, and Lyle Rossiter

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Seed Treatment Trials
Jim Fawcett, Cody Schneider, Lance Miller, and Karl Nicolaus

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Soil Moisture
Joel DeJong

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Soybean Aphid Efficacy Evaluation
Erin Hodgson, Greg VanNostrand, Josh Sievers, and Chad Huffman

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Soybean Date of Planting and Maturity
Mark Licht and Chad Huffman

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Soybean Row Spacing and Seeding Rate
Mark Licht and Chad Huffman

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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2016 Home Demonstration Garden
Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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Conservation Tillage Study
Greg Brenneman and Myron Rees

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2016
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, and Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fertilizer Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Jim Rogers

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Cody Schneider

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Lyle Rossiter

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Effects of Commercial Seed Treatments on Soybean Emergence and Yield
Alison Robertson, Mauricio Serrano, and Myron Rees

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides on Soybeans in Southeast Iowa
Daren Mueller, Jean Batzer, Yuba Kandel, and Stith Wiggs

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Impact of Drainage Water Management on Crop Yield, Drainage Volume, and Nitrate Loss
Matt Helmers, Carl Pederson, Kristina Craft, and Linda Schott

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Long-Term Assessment of Miscanthus Productivity and Sustainability
Nicholas Boersma, Mauricio Tejera, and Emily Heaton

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Seed Treatment Trials
Jim Fawcett, Cody Schneider, Lance Miller, and Karl Nicolaus

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Southeast Research Farm Summary
Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association and Myron Rees

Western Research and Demonstration Farm

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2016
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, and Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fertilizer Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Jim Rogers

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Cody Schneider

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Lyle Rossiter

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Grazing Demonstration in Western Iowa
Mark Honeyman and Chris Beedle

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Soil Moisture
Joel DeJong

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Western Research Farm Summary
Western Iowa Experimental Farm Association and Chris Beedle