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Farm Progress Reports

2011 Farm Progress Reports

Ag Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa and BioCentury Research Farms

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Ag Engineering and Agronomy Farm and Central Iowa Research Farms Summary
Michael W. Fiscus, Richard D. Vandepol, and Kent R. Berns

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The University Compost Facility after Three Years
Steve J. Jonas, Timothy R. Goode, Kapil Arora, and Mark S. Honeyman

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Converting Land from Poplar Tree Bioenergy Planting to Cropland: An Example
Kent R. Berns, Mark S. Honeyman, and Richard B. Hall

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Effects of Seed Treatments and a Soil-applied Nematicide on Corn Yields and Nematode Population Densities
Gregory L. Tylka, Mychele Batista Da Silva, Mark A. Licht, and Kent R. Berns

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans
Daren S. Mueller, Alison E. Robertson, Stith N. Wiggs, Matthew E. O'Neal, and Erin W. Hodgson

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Evaluation of a Blended Refuge for Corn Rootworm
Aaron J. Gassmann and Patrick J. Weber

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Glyphosate, Manganese, and Zinc Soybean Trial
Mark A. Licht and Kent R. Berns

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Nitrogen Fertilization of Corn Grown with a Cover Crop
John E. Sawyer, Jose L. Pantoja, and Daniel W. Barker

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Split Nitrogen Application Trial
Mark A. Licht and Kent R. Berns

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Miscanthus Establishment and Survival
Nicholas N. Boersma and Emily A. Heaton

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farms

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Effects of Nematode-Protectant Seed Treatments on Corn Yields and Nematode Population Densities
Gregory L. Tylka, Mychele Batista Da Silva, R. Aaron Saeugling, and Stephanie Marlay

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Elite Soybean Test—South
Kevin O. Scholbrock

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

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Miscanthus Establishment and Survival
Nicholas N. Boersma and Emily A. Heaton

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Two-pass Weed Management Programs in Corn
Michael D. Owen, James F. Lux, Damian D. Franzenburg, and Dean M. Grossnickle

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2002 Grape Cultivar Trial Performance
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Dennis N. Portz, Leah B. Riesselman, Bernard J. Havlovic, and Nicholas P. Howell

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Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicides by Timing on Hybrid Corn in Iowa
Alison E. Robertson, John M. Shriver, and Jeff Butler

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Effects of Leaf Removal on Fruit Quality of Wine Grapes Grown in Iowa
Dennis N. Portz, Leah B. Riesselman, Crystal Seeley, Paul Beamer, and Gail R. Nonnecke

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Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research Farms Summary
Darrell Stamp and Bernard J. Havlovic

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans
Daren S. Mueller, Alison E. Robertson, Stith N. Wiggs, Matthew E. O'Neal, and Erin W. Hodgson

Horticulture Stations

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Creeping Bentgrass Dollar Spot Study
Nick E. Christians and Marcus Jones

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Controlling Bacterial Wilt in Muskmelon with Perimeter Trap Cropping
Jean C. Batzer, Ericka J. Day, and Mark L. Gleason

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Cold Hardy Wine Grape Cultivar Trial
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Paul Tabor, and Dennis Nicklas Portz

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Effects of Day-neutral Strawberries Grown in Tunnel Structures and Field Plots
Dennis Nicklas Portz, Gail R. Nonnecke, and Tabitha Fontinel

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Enhancing Yield and Biological Nitrogen Fixation of Common Beans
Mark E. Westgate, Gerald Sebuwufu, and Mercy K. Kabahuma

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Perennial Ryegrass Study
Nick E. Christians and Marcus Jones

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Organic Practices for the Production of Muskmelon
Jean C. Batzer, Steven Johnson, and Mark L. Gleason

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National Elm Trial
Chrystal Callahan, Jean C. Batzer, and Mark L. Gleason

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Longitudinal Study of Tree Swallows
Carol M. Vleck, David Vleck, and Allison R. Jaycox

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High Tunnel Production: Inputs, Labor, and Crop Productivity
Linda L. Naeve, Dylan Rolfes, and Craig A. Chase

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Evaluation of Fungicide Efficacy on Creeping Bentgrass
Mark L. Gleason, Steven Johnson, and Jean C. Batzer

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Weather Inputs to a Warning System for Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck of Apple
Derrick A. Mayfield, Mark L. Gleason, and Jean C. Batzer

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Turfgrass Biostimulant Trial
Quincy Law, Marcus Jones, and Nick E. Christians

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Thinning Scab-resistant Apples with Liquid Lime Sulfur Sprays during Bloom
Paul A. Domoto, Dennis Katuuramu, Gail R. Nonnecke, and Lynn R. Schroeder

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Testing a Warning System for Anthracnose Fruit Rot on Day-neutral Strawberry
Xiaoyu Zhang, Heather Kearney, Jean C. Batzer, and Mark L. Gleason

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Evaluation of Day-neutral Strawberry Plant Spacing to Maximize Production Potential
Dennis Nicklas Portz, Gail R. Nonnecke, and Tabitha Fontinel

McNay Research and Demonstration Farms

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Whole Genome Analysis of Pinkeye Scores in Angus Cattle
Kadir Kizilkaya, Richard G. Tait Jr., Dorian J. Garrick, Rohan L. Fernando, and James M. Reecy

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Characterizing Overall Response to Two-shot Vaccination for BVDV Type 2 in Angus Weanling Calves
Richard G. Tait Jr., Erika Diane Downey, Mary Sue Mayes, Julia Ridpath, Dorian J. Garrick, and James M. Reecy

Muscatine Island Farms

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Tomato Cultivar Trial
Vincent Lawson

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Evaluation of Soybean Varieties Resistant to Soybean Cyst Nematode
Gregory L. Tylka, Gregory D. Gebhart, Christopher C. Marett, and Mark P. Mullaney

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Evaluation of Fungicides and Herbicides for Management of White Mold of Soybean
Alison E. Robertson, Daren S. Mueller, and Stith N. Wiggs

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farms

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Oat Variety Trials, 2010 and 2011
Kenneth T. Pecinovsky and Brian J. Lang

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Northeast Research Farm Summary
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, Matthew J. Helmers, and Antonio P. Mallarino

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Hydraulic Performance of the Denitrification Bioreactor
Laura E. Christianson, Matthew J. Helmers, and Carl H. Pederson

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Fertilizer and Swine Manure Management Systems Impacts on Phosphorus in Soil and Subsurface Tile Drainage
Mazhar Ul Haq, Antonio P. Mallarino, Carl H. Pederson, Matthew J. Helmers, Rameshwar S. Kanwar, and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Effect of Sulfur and Boron Fertilization on Alfalfa
Kenneth T. Pecinovsky and Brian J. Lang

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Effect of Seed Treatment and Foliar Fungicides on Soybean White Mold and Yield Response
Shrishail S. Navi, L. Jing, Xiao-Bing Yang, and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Effects of Headline® on Soybean Aphid Resistant and Susceptible Varieties
Daren S. Mueller, Nathan R. Bestor, and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Effects of Seed Treatments and a Soil-applied Nematicide on Corn Yields and Nematode Population Densities
Gregory L. Tylka, Mychele Batista Da Silva, Kenneth T. Pecinovsky, and Terry L. Basol

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

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Effect of Fungicides and Plant Populations on Soybean Disease and Yield
Daren S. Mueller, Nathan R. Bestor, and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Effect of Certified Organic Products on Soybean Aphid
Kenneth T. Pecinovsky and Brian J. Lang

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Soybean Aphid Efficacy Evaluation
Erin W. Hodgson, Gregory R. VanNostrand, and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Regional Corn Re-plant Recommendations for Iowa
Anthony J.W. Myers, Roger W. Elmore, Stephanie Marlay, and Lori Abendroth

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Weed Management Programs in Soybeans
Michael D. Owen, James F. Lux, Damian D. Franzenburg, and Dean M. Grossnickle

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Two-pass Weed Management Programs in Corn
Michael D. Owen, James F. Lux, Damian D. Franzenburg, and Dean M. Grossnickle

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Soybean Planting Dates in Northeast Iowa
Kenneth T. Pecinovsky and Daren S. Mueller

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans
Daren S. Mueller, Alison E. Robertson, Stith N. Wiggs, Matthew E. O'Neal, and Erin W. Hodgson

Northern Research and Demonstration Farms

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Corn Response to Sulfur Application Rate
David Rueber and John E. Sawyer

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A Comparison of Soybean Seed Treatments
Paul C. Kassel and David Rueber

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Elite Soybean Test—North
Kevin O. Scholbrock

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Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicides by Timing on Hybrid Corn
Alison E. Robertson, John M. Shriver, and David Rueber

Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

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Yield Response of Planting Corn in Early April
Ryan Rusk and Joshua L. Sievers

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Soybean Aphid Threshold
Ryan Rusk and Joshua L. Sievers

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Soil Moisture
Joel L. DeJong and Paul C. Kassel

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Northwest and Allee Farms Summary
Ryan Rusk and Lyle T. Rossiter

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Miscanthus Establishment and Survival
Nicholas N. Boersma and Emily A. Heaton

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Evaluation of Narrow Row Soybeans
Ryan Rusk and Joshua L. Sievers

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Effects of Seed Treatments and a Soil-applied Nematicide on Corn Yields and Nematode Population Densities
Gregory L. Tylka, Mychele Batista Da Silva, Ryan Rusk, Joel L. DeJong, and Joshua L. Sievers

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Aphids in Corn Research
Erin W. Hodgson, Gregory R. VanNostrand, and Ryan Rusk

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Soybean Aphid Efficacy Evaluation
Erin W. Hodgson, Gregory R. VanNostrand, and Ryan Rusk

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Regional Corn Re-plant Recommendations for Iowa
Anthony J.W. Myers, Roger W. Elmore, Stephanie Marlay, and Lori Abendroth

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans
Daren S. Mueller, Alison E. Robertson, Stith N. Wiggs, Matthew E. O'Neal, and Erin W. Hodgson

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Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicides by Timing on Hybrid Corn
Alison E. Robertson, John M. Shriver, and Ryan Rusk

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans
Daren S. Mueller, Alison E. Robertson, Stith N. Wiggs, Matthew E. O'Neal, and Erin W. Hodgson

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farms

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High Yield of Soybeans Study
Kevin Van Dee and Jeff Hedges

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybean
Alison E. Robertson, Daren S. Mueller, Stith N. Wiggs, Matthew E. O'Neal, and Erin W. Hodgson

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Effects of Seed Treatments and a Soil-applied Nematicide on Corn Yields and Nematode Population Densities
Gregory L. Tylka, Mychele Batista Da Silva, Kevin Van Dee, and James A. Fawcett

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Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicides by Timing on Hybrid Corn
Alison E. Robertson, John M. Shriver, and Kevin Van Dee

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Effect of Date of Planting on Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome
Alison E. Robertson, Daren S. Mueller, Leonor F.S. Leandro, and Stith N. Wiggs

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Drought Tolerant Corn Strip Trial
Kevin Van Dee and Ralph Sandeen

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Conservation Tillage Study
L. Gregory Brenneman and Kevin Van Dee

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Soybean Replant Study
James A. Fawcett and Kevin Van Dee

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Regional Corn Re-plant Recommendations for Iowa
Anthony J.W. Myers, Roger W. Elmore, Stephanie Marlay, and Lori Abendroth

Western Research and Demonstration Farms

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Weather and Growing Season Summary
Joel L. DeJong and Wayne B. Roush

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Improving Prairie Restorations
Leanne M. Martin and Brian J. Wilsey

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Effects of Bedding on Pig Performance
Mark S. Honeyman and John F. Patience

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Developing Berkshire Market Pig Growth Curves
Peter J. Lammers, John W. Mabry, Mark S. Honeyman, P. Matthew Swantek, and Wayne B. Roush

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Biochar and Managed Perennial Ecosystems
Lori A. Biederman and W. Stanley Harpole