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Farm Progress Reports

2007 Farm Progress Reports

Ag Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa and BioCentury Research Farms

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Farm and Weather Summary, Ag Engineering and Agronomy Farm
Michael W. Fiscus, David Starrett, and Richard D. Vandepol

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Engineering Evaluation of a Bio-Secure Composting Procedure for Disposal of Infectious Animal Carcasses
Thomas D. Glanville, Jacek A. Koziel, Heekwon Ahn, and Donald L. Reynolds

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Comparison of Biofuel Systems: COBS—A New Long-Term Study
Matthew Z. Liebman, Robert Horton Jr., Michael Thompson, Robert P. Ewing, Kendall Lamkey, Richard M. Cruse, Meghann Jarchow, Matthew J. Helmers, Robert P. Anex, Carl H. Pederson, and Carl H. Pederson

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Project List
Ag Engineering/Agronomy and Central Iowa Research Farms

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Germplasm Enhancement of Maize
Mike Blanco, Fred Engstrom, Andrew Smelser, and Nuo Shen

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Farms Staff
Ag Engineering/Agronomy and Central Iowa Research Farms

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Soybean Planting Date and Growth and Development Study
Palle Pedersen, Jason De Bruin, and Jodee Stuart

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farms

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Comparison of Organic and Conventional Crops at the Long-Term Agroecological Research Site
Kathleen Delate, Andrea McKern, Cynthia A. Cambardella, and Robert Burcham

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A Comparison of Alternative Winter Farrowing Systems
Mark S. Honeyman, Randy Breach, and Lyle T. Rossiter

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Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development
Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farms

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Acknowledgements
Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farms

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Farm andWeather Summary
Bernard J. Havlovic

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Evaluation of Organic Soybean Rust Treatmentsfor Organic Production
Kathleen Delate, Andrea McKern, and Robert Burcham

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High Tunnel Tomato Production
Henry G. Taber, Bernard J. Havlovic, and Nicholas P. Howell

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High Tunnel Pepper Production
Henry G. Taber, Nicholas P. Howell, and Bernard J. Havlovic

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High Tunnel Bramble Production
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Linda L. Naeve, Bernard J. Havlovic, and Dave Breach

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Grape Cultivar by Management System Trial Performance in 2007
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Dennis N. Portz, Bernard J. Havlovic, and Nicholas P. Howell

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Information on Experiments in Previous Annual Progress Reports
Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farms

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Organic Corn Cultivar Performance
Leslie Freehill, Lori Abendroth, and Roger W. Elmore

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Oat Variety Test
Ronald Skrdla and Lance R. Gibson

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Strawberry Demonstration
Cynthia L. Haynes

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Soybean Planting Date and Growth and Development
Palle Pedersen, Jason De Bruin, and Jodee Stuart

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Row Spacing with Variable Seeding Rates
Lori Abendroth and Roger W. Elmore

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Research Farm Projects
Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farms

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Wine Grape Cultivar Trial Performance in 2007
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Dennis N. Portz, Lisa Smiley, Bernard J. Havlovic, Nicholas P. Howell, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, Kevin Van Dee, and Joseph M. Hannan

Horticulture Stations

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Effect of Extended-Duration Row Covers on Muskmelons
Alicia Owens, Laura C.H. Jesse, Mark L. Gleason, and Jean C. Batzer

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High Tunnel Pepper Production
Henry G. Taber, Nicholas P. Howell, and Bernard J. Havlovic

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Grape Cultivar by Management System Trial Performance in 2007
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Dennis N. Portz, Bernard J. Havlovic, and Nicholas P. Howell

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Farm Staff
Horticulture Research Station

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Farm andWeather Summary
Nicholas P. Howell

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Mosquito Surveillance
Brendan M. Dunphy, Brad Tucker, and Lyric Bartholomay

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Koch’s Postulatesfor New Species of Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck
Khushboo Hemnani, Mark L. Gleason, and Jean C. Batzer

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High Tunnel Tomato Production
Henry G. Taber, Bernard J. Havlovic, and Nicholas P. Howell

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Prodiamine 4L – Formulation Bridging
Christopher Blume and Nick E. Christians

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National Elm Trial Update for Iowa, 2007
Mark L. Gleason and Jean C. Batzer

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Research Station Projects
Horticulture Research Station

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Yellow Nutsedge Trial, 2007
Nick E. Christians

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Wine Grape Cultivar Trial Performance in 2007
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Dennis N. Portz, Lisa Smiley, Bernard J. Havlovic, Nicholas P. Howell, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, Kevin Van Dee, and Joseph M. Hannan

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Watermelon Cultivar Trial, 2007
Vincent Lawson and Henry G. Taber

McNay Research and Demonstration Farms

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Legume Re-Establishment in Pastures after the Application of Residual Herbicides
Kenneth J. Moore, Roger L. Hintz, and Byron B. Sleugh

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Evaluation of Bagging to Extend Storage Life of Wet and Modified Distillers Grains—A Demonstration Project
Daryl R. Strohbehn, Daniel D. Loy, Daniel G. Morrical, Joe Sellers, and Dennis R. Maxwell

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Research Farm Projects
McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

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Pasture Supplementation of Distillers Dried Grains to Growing Heifers in Southern Iowa
Daniel D. Loy, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Daniel G. Morrical, Joe Sellers, Dennis R. Maxwell, Kevin Maher, and L. James Secor

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Mosquito Surveillance
Brendan M. Dunphy, Brad Tucker, and Lyric Bartholomay

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Modified Distillers Grain with Solubles Stored for an Extended Period in a Silo Bag used to Develop Breeding Heifers
Daryl R. Strohbehn, Daniel D. Loy, Daniel G. Morrical, Joe Sellers, and Dennis R. Maxwell

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Staff
McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Muscatine Island Farms

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Muscatine Island Research Farm Association
Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm

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All American Selections
Joseph M. Hannan and Vincent Lawson

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Strawberry Cultivar Trial
Vincent Lawson and Gail R. Nonnecke

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Soybean Planting Date and Growth and Development
Palle Pedersen, Jason De Bruin, and Jodee Stuart

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SCN-Resistant Soybean Variety Trial
Vincent Lawson, Gregory L. Tylka, Christopher C. Marett, and Gregory D. Gebhart

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Wine Grape Cultivar Trial Performance in 2007
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Dennis N. Portz, Lisa Smiley, Bernard J. Havlovic, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, Nicholas P. Howell, and Kevin Van Dee

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Watermelon Cultivar Trial, 2007
Vincent Lawson and Henry G. Taber

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farms

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Corn Breakage (greensnap) in 2006 Related to Cropping System and Inputs
Roger W. Elmore, Lori Abendroth, and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Acknowledgements
Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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Evaluation of Corn Rootworm Hybrids
James Oleson, Jonathan Tollefson, and Marlin E. Rice

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Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicides on Hybrid Corn in Iowa
Alison E. Robertson, John M. Shriver, and Carlos Rodriguez

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Development of Methodologies to Reduce the DCAD of Hay for Transition Dairy Cows
Ronald L. Horst, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, and Jesse Goff

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Insecticide Evaluations for Soybean Aphid Management
Kevin Johnson and Matthew E. O'Neal

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Food Grade Soybean Variety Evaluation Studies
James Jensen and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Farm and Weather Summary
Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Research Farm Projects
Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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Experimentsin Previous Annual Reports
Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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Organic Corn Cultivar Performance
Leslie Freehill, Lori Abendroth, and Roger W. Elmore

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Wine Grape Cultivar Trial Performance in 2007
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Lisa Smiley, Bernard J. Havlovic, Nicholas P. Howell, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, Kevin Van Dee, and Joseph M. Hannan

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Strawberry Demonstration
Cynthia L. Haynes

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Soybean Rust Reaches Iowa
Daren S. Mueller

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Soybean Planting Date and Growth and Development Study
Palle Pedersen, Jason De Bruin, and Jodee Stuart

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Low Linolenic Acid Soybean Variety Trial
David Rueber, Gregory D. Gebhart, and Peter Lundeen

Northern Research and Demonstration Farms

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North Central Iowa Research Association, 2007
Northern Research and Demonstration Farm

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Research Farm Projects
Northern Research and Demonstration Farm

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Organic Corn Cultivar Performance
Leslie Freehill, Lori Abendroth, and Roger W. Elmore

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Information on Experimentsin Previous Annual Progress Reports
Northern Research and Demonstration Farm

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Time of Weed Control
David Rueber and Robert G. Hartzler

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Strawberry Demonstration
Cynthia L. Haynes

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Soybean Planting Date and Growth and Development Study
Palle Pedersen, Jason De Bruin, and Jodee Stuart

Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

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A Comparison of Alternative Winter Farrowing Systems
Mark S. Honeyman, Randy Breach, and Lyle T. Rossiter

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Barley Variety Test
Ronald Skrdla and Lance R. Gibson

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Northwest Iowa Experimental Association
Northwest Research Farm and Allee Demonstration Farm

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Evaluation of Corn Rootworm Hybrids
James Oleson, Jonathan Tollefson, and Marlin E. Rice

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Oat Variety Test
Ronald Skrdla and Lance R. Gibson

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Northwest Research Farm Projects
Northwest Research Farm and Allee Demonstration Farm

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Northwest Iowa On-Farm Research
Joel L. DeJong and Joshua L. Sievers

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Soybean Planting Date and Growth and Development
Palle Pedersen, Jason De Bruin, and Jodee Stuart

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farms

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Corn Planting Date
Lori Abendroth and Roger W. Elmore

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Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association
Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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Evaluation of Organic Soybean Varieties
Kathleen Delate, Andrea McKern, and Kevin Van Dee

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Evaluation of Corn Rootworm Hybrids
James Oleson, Jonathan Tollefson, and Marlin E. Rice

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Effects of Feeding Iowa-Grown Field Pea on Finishing Pig Performance
Josephat G. Njoka, Mark S. Honeyman, and Thomas G. Miller

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Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicides on Hybrid Corn in Iowa
Alison E. Robertson, John M. Shriver, and Carlos Rodriguez

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Double-Cropped Field Pea Crop Rotation Study
James A. Fawcett, Thomas G. Miller, and Kevin Van Dee

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Research Farm Projects
Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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Winter Wheat Variety Test
Ronald Skrdla and Lance R. Gibson

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Wine Grape Cultivar Trial Performance in 2007
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Dennis N. Portz, Lisa Smiley, Bernard J. Havlovic, Nicholas P. Howell, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, Kevin Van Dee, and Joseph M. Hannan

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Soybean Planting Date and Growth and Development
Palle Pedersen, Jason De Bruin, and Jodee Stuart

Western Research and Demonstration Farms

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Western Iowa Experimental Farm Association, 2007
Western Research and Demonstration Farm

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Feeding DDGS to Finishing Pigsin Deep-Bedded Hoop Barns
Mark S. Honeyman, David R. Stender, Wayne B. Roush, and Don Hummel

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Farm Summary
Wayne B. Roush

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Corn Genetic Isolines
Mark A. Licht

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Weather and Growing Season Summary, 2007
Mark A. Licht and Wayne B. Roush

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Research Farm Projects
Western Research and Demonstration Farm

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Mosquito Surveillance
Brendan M. Dunphy, Brad Tucker, and Lyric Bartholomay