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Farm Progress Reports

2008 Farm Progress Reports

Ag Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa and BioCentury Research Farms

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Corn Breeding
Arnel R. Hallauer

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ISU Compost Facility
Timothy R. Goode

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Farms Staff
Agronomy and Central Iowa 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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Impact of Bean Pod Mottle Virus on Soybean Yield and Quality in Iowa
Emmanuel Byamukama, Alison E. Robertson, and Forrest W. Nutter Jr.

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Sulfur Fertilizer Application to Corn and Soybean
John E. Sawyer and Daniel W. Barker

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Project List
Agronomy and Central Iowa Research Farms

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farms

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Corn Planting Date
Lori Abendroth, Roger W. Elmore, and Stephanie Marlay

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Comparison of Organic and Conventional Crops at the Neely-Kinyon Long-Term Agroecological Research (LTAR) Site, 2008
Kathleen Delate, Andrea McKern, Cynthia A. Cambardella, Jeff Butler, and Randy Breach

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Beef Cattle Feeding in a Bedded Hoop Barn: Three Year Summary
Mark S. Honeyman, Anna K. Butters-Johnson, Jay D. Harmon, Dallas L. Maxwell, Darrell Busby, and Shawn C. Shouse

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Effect of Potassium Fertilization and New Corn Hybrids on Yield and Potassium Uptake in Continuous Corn
Antonio P. Mallarino, Matthew William Clover, Jeff Butler, and Bernard J. Havlovic

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Finishing Steers in a Deep-Bedded Hoop Barn and a Conventional Feedlot: Effects on Behavior and Temperament in Iowa
Robert G. Baker, Anna K. Butters-Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Mark S. Honeyman, and Darrell Busby

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Farm and Weather Summary
Bernard J. Havlovic

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Greek Oregano—A Niche Crop for Iowa?
Linda L. Naeve, Raymond S. Hansen, Lester A. Wilson, Sabina Quint, and Leah B. Riesselman

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Grape Cultivar by Management System Trial Performance in 2008
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Dennis N. Portz, Leah B. Riesselman, Bernard J. Havlovic, and Nicholas P. Howell

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Fungicide-Insecticide Study on Soybeans
Nathan R. Bestor, Rebecca Ritson, Daren S. Mueller, Alison E. Robertson, Matthew E. O'Neal, and Palle Pedersen

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High Tunnel Colored 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, Bernard J. Havlovic, Leah B. Riesselman, Dave Breach, Nicholas P. Howell, Sabina Quint, and Linda L. Naeve

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Herbicide Application Timings in Liberty Link, Roundup Ready, and Conventional Soybean Varieties
Michael D. Owen, James F. Lux, Damian D. Franzenburg, and Dean M. Grossnickle

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2008 Home Demonstration Gardens
Cynthia L. Haynes and Emilie Justen

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High Tunnel Pole Bean Evaluation
Henry G. Taber, Bernard J. Havlovic, and Nicholas P. Howell

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Prairie Mixture Establishment
Inger Lamb and Stephen K. Barnhart

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Performance and Carcass Traits of Market Beef Cattle Supplemented Self-Fed Byproducts on Pasture: A Progress Report
Daniel Kiesling, Daniel G. Morrical, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Mark S. Honeyman, Darrell Busby, Joe Sellers, and Dallas L. Maxwell

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Wine Grape Cultivar Trial Performance in 2008
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Joseph M. Hannan, Dennis N. Portz, Leah B. Riesselman, Lisa Smiley, Bernard J. Havlovic, Nicholas P. Howell, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, and Kevin Van Dee

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

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

Horticulture Stations

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Effect of Extended-Duration Row Covers on Muskmelons
Erika Saalau Rojas and Alicia Owens

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Grape Cultivar by Management System Trial Performance in 2008
Paul A. Domoto, Brian J. Nonnecke, Dennis N. Portz, Leah B. Riesselman, Bernard J. Havlovic, and Nicholas P. Howell

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Farm and Weather Summary
Nicholas P. Howell

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Farms Staff
Horticulture Research Station

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High Tunnel Colored 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, Bernard J. Havlovic, Leah B. Riesselman, Dave Breach, Nicholas P. Howell, Sabina Quint, and Linda L. Naeve

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Greek Oregano—A Niche Crop for Iowa?
Linda L. Naeve, Raymond S. Hansen, Lester A. Wilson, Sabina Quint, and Leah B. Riesselman

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High Tunnel Pole Bean Evaluation
Henry G. Taber, Bernard J. Havlovic, and Nicholas P. Howell

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2008 Home Demonstration Gardens
Cynthia L. Haynes and Emilie Justen

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Research Station Projects
Horticulture Research Station

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2008 Preemergence Crabgrass Control Study
Christopher Blume and Nick E. Christians

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2008 Postemergence Crabgrass Efficacy Trial
Christopher Blume and Nick E. Christians

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2008 Perennial Ryegrass Phytotoxicity Trial
Nick E. Christians and Christopher Blume

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Organic Weed Management of Primocane-Fruiting Raspberries for Iowa Growers
Gail R. Nonnecke, Angela Tedesco, Ben Saunders, and Dennis N. Portz

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2008 Spring Seeding Study
Christopher Blume and Nick E. Christians

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Row Covers for Early Tomato Production
Henry G. Taber and Anna Webb

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2008 Roundup PROMAX Demonstration
Christopher Blume and Nick E. Christians

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Protein Expression in Cold Acclimating and Freezing Tolerant Grape Cane Tissues
Lee H. T. Goldsmith, Gail R. Nonnecke, Paul A. Domoto, and Rajeev Arora

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2008 Yellow Nutsedge Control Trial
Nick E. Christians and Christopher Blume

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Wine Grape Cultivar Trial Performance in 2008
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Joseph M. Hannan, Dennis N. Portz, Leah B. Riesselman, Lisa Smiley, Bernard J. Havlovic, Nicholas P. Howell, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, and Kevin Van Dee

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Sweet Corn Plastic Mulch Comparison
Henry G. Taber and Matthew Heard

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Corn Planting Date
Lori Abendroth, Roger W. Elmore, and Stephanie Marlay

McNay Research and Demonstration Farms

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Environmental Factors Impacting Response to Bovine Viral Diarrhea Vaccines in Angus Calves
Matthew Schneider, Richard G. Tait Jr., James M. Reecy, and Julia Ridpath

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Effects of Stocking Rate and Botanical Composition on the Physical Characteristics of the Riparian Zones of Pastures (A Two-Year Progress Report)
Douglas Allen Bear, James R. Russell, Daniel G. Morrical, Mustafa Tufekcioglu, Thomas M. Isenhart, and John L. Kovar

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

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2008 Home Demonstration Gardens
Cynthia L. Haynes and Emilie Justen

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Use of Wet Distillers Grains with Solubles Mixed with Ground Hay and Bunker Stored in a Heifer Development Program
Daryl R. Strohbehn, Daniel D. Loy, Joe Sellers, Kevin Maher, and Dennis R. Maxwell

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Research Farm Projects
McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

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Pasture Supplementation of Dakota BranTM Pelleted Distillers Product to Growing Heifers in Southern Iowa
Chris Moore, Daniel D. Loy, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Joe Sellers, Kevin Maher, and Dennis R. Maxwell

Muscatine Island Farms

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All-America Selections Vegetable Trial
Joseph M. Hannan and Vincent Lawson

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2008 Home Demonstration Gardens
Cynthia L. Haynes and Emilie Justen

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Effects of Extended-duration Row Covers on Muskmelons
Erika Saalau Rojas, Alicia Owens, Jean C. Batzer, and Mark L. Gleason

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Muscatine Island Research Farm Association
Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm

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Corn Earworm Control Study
Vincent Lawson and Henry G. Taber

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Sweet Corn Herbicide Impact Residual Study
Vincent Lawson and Henry G. Taber

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farms

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Acknowledgements
Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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Corn Planting Date
Lori Abendroth, Roger W. Elmore, and Stephanie Marlay

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Corn Breeding
Arnel R. Hallauer

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Barley Variety Test
George A. Patrick

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Effect of Foliar Fungicides on Soybean Yield
Xiao-Bing Yang, Shrishail S. Navi, John M. Shriver, and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicides and Timing on Hybrid Corn in Iowa, 2008
Alison E. Robertson, John M. Shriver, and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Impact of Liquid Swine Manure Application and Cover Crops on Ground Water Quality
Carl H. Pederson, Rameshwar S. Kanwar, and Matthew J. Helmers

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2008 Home Demonstration Gardens
Cynthia L. Haynes and Emilie Justen

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Fungicide-Insecticide Study on Soybean
Nathan R. Bestor, Rebecca Ritson, Daren S. Mueller, Alison E. Robertson, Matthew E. O'Neal, and Palle Pedersen

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Farm and Weather Summary
Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Experiments in Previous Annual Reports
Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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Organic vs. Conventional Farming Systems
Michael D. Duffy and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Oat Variety Test
George A. Patrick

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2008 Insecticide Trials for Aphid Control
Kevin Johnson and Matthew E. O'Neal

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Sulfur Fertilizer Application to Corn and Soybean
John E. Sawyer and Daniel W. Barker

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Research Farm Projects
Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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Corn Planting Date
Lori Abendroth, Roger W. Elmore, and Stephanie Marlay

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Wine Grape Cultivar Trial Performance in 2008
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Joseph M. Hannan, Dennis N. Portz, Leah B. Riesselman, Lisa Smiley, Bernard J. Havlovic, Nicholas P. Howell, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, and Kevin Van Dee

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Weed Management Strategies in Liberty Link, Roundup Ready, and Conventional Soybean Varieties
Michael D. Owen, James F. Lux, Damian D. Franzenburg, and Dean M. Grossnickle

Northern Research and Demonstration Farms

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North Central Iowa Research Association, 2008
Northern Research and Demonstration Farm

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2008 Home Demonstration Gardens
Cynthia L. Haynes and Emilie Justen

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Fungicide-Insecticide Study on Soybean
Nathan R. Bestor, Rebecca Ritson, Daren S. Mueller, Alison E. Robertson, Matthew E. O'Neal, and Palle Pedersen

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Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome Field Screening
Sylvia R. Cianzio, Gregory D. Gebhart, and Peter Lundeen

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Research Farm Projects
Northern Research and Demonstration Farm

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Barley Variety Test
George A. Patrick

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Allee Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm: A Brief History
H. L. Self (Deceased) and Mark S. Honeyman

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Strawberry Demonstration
Cynthia L. Haynes and David Rueber

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Corn and Soybean Rotation Study
Palle Pedersen and Jason De Bruin

Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

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Corn Planting Date
Lori Abendroth, Roger W. Elmore, and Stephanie Marlay

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Northwest Iowa Experimental Association
Northwest Research Farm and Allee Demonstration Farm

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Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicide Timing on Hybrid Corn in Iowa, 2008
Alison E. Robertson, John M. Shriver, and Ryan Rusk

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Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicides on Hybrid Corn in Iowa, 2008
Alison E. Robertson, John M. Shriver, and Ryan Rusk

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2008 Home Demonstration Gardens
Cynthia L. Haynes and Emilie Justen

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Fungicide-Insecticide Study on Soybeans
Nathan R. Bestor, Daren S. Mueller, Alison E. Robertson, Rebecca Ritson, Matthew E. O'Neal, and Palle Pedersen

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Projects and Timeline: Allee Research and Demonstration Farm
Northwest Research Farm and Allee Demonstration Farm

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Soil Moisture
Joel L. DeJong

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

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Oat Variety Test
George A. Patrick

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Projects at Northwest Research Farm
Northwest Research Farm and Allee Demonstration Farm

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farms

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

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Corn Planting Date
Lori Abendroth, Roger W. Elmore, and Stephanie Marlay

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Conservation Tillage Study
Gregory L. Brenneman and Kevin Van Dee

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Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association
Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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Management of Corn Rootworms in Refuge Corn
Aaron J. Gassmann and Patrick J. Weber

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Fungicide-Insecticide Study on Soybean
Nathan R. Bestor, Rebecca Ritson, Daren S. Mueller, Alison E. Robertson, Matthew E. O'Neal, and Palle Pedersen

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Wine Grape Cultivar Trial Performance in 2008
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Joseph M. Hannan, Dennis N. Portz, Leah B. Riesselman, Lisa Smiley, Bernard J. Havlovic, Nicholas P. Howell, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, and Kevin Van Dee

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Research Farm Projects
Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

Western Research and Demonstration Farms

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Progress Report: Effects of Condensed Corn Distillers Solubles on Steer Performance and Carcass Composition
Adam J. Conover, Tsengeg Purevjav, Megan E. Jedlicka, M. Peter Hoffman, Garland R. Dahlke, and Wayne B. Roush

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Crop Insects and Disease in 2008
Mark A. Licht and Wayne B. Roush

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Western Iowa Experimental Farm Association, 2008
Western Research and Demonstration Farm

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Progress Report: Pasture Finishing of Beef Steers Using Contemporary Feedlot Protocols
Garland R. Dahlke, M. Peter Hoffman, Adam J. Conover, and Wayne B. Roush

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Maximizing DDGS for Finishing Pigs in Bedded Hoop Barns: Trial One
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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Weather and Growing Season Summary, 2008
Mark A. Licht and Wayne B. Roush

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Research Farm Projects
Western Research and Demonstration Farm

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Performance and Carcass Traits of Market Beef Cattle Supplemented Self-Fed Byproducts on Pasture: A Progress Report
Daniel Kiesling, Daniel G. Morrical, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Mark S. Honeyman, Darrell Busby, Joe Sellers, and Dallas L. Maxwell