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Farm Progress Reports

2013 Farm Progress Reports

Ag Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa and BioCentury Research Farms

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans in Central Iowa
Daren S. Mueller, Warren L. Pierson, and Stith N. Wiggs

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Corn and Soybean Production with a Winter Rye Cover Crop
John E. Sawyer, Jose L. Pantoja, and Daniel W. Barker

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

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Attracting Beneficial Insects to Iowa Agricultural Crops through Floral Provisioning
Thelma T. Heidel-Baker, Matthew E. O'Neal, Jean C. Batzer, and Mark L. Gleason

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Above- and Below-ground Biomass Production in Corn and Prairie Bioenergy Cropping Systems
Matthew Z. Liebman, Meghann Elizabeth Jarchow, Ranae N. Dietzel, and David N. Sundberg

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farms

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

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ISU Angus Cow 98398: A Model of Longevity
Kevin Maher, Alysta D. Markey, and Mark S. Honeyman

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans in Southwest Iowa
Daren S. Mueller, Warren L. Pierson, and Stith N. Wiggs

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Elite Soybean Test—South
Kevin O. Scholbrock

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Diesel Fuel Consumption During Field Operations
H. Mark Hanna and Dana D. Schweitzer

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Attracting Beneficial Insects to Iowa Agricultural Crops through Floral Provisioning
Thelma T. Heidel-Baker, Matthew E. O'Neal, Jean C. Batzer, and Mark L. Gleason

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

Horticulture Stations

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The Use of Imidacloprid Patches to Control Japanese Beetles on Roses
Daniel J. Strey, Nick E. Christians, and Nicholas P. Howell

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Turf-type Tall Fescue Cultivar Study
Daniel J. Strey and Nick E. Christians

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Perennial Ryegrass Cultivar Study
Nick E. Christians, Daniel J. Strey, and Evan J. Alderman

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Peach and Pear Cultivar Trial
Patrick O'Malley and Nicholas P. Howell

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NE-1020 Cold Hardy Wine Grape Cultivar Trial
Paul A. Domoto, Gail R. Nonnecke, Leah B. Riesselman, and Paul Tabor

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National Elm Trial
Jean C. Batzer and Mark L. Gleason

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Mechanization of Row Cover Application and Removal
Zachary Torres, Jean C. Batzer, and Mark L. Gleason

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Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivar Study
Nick E. Christians and Daniel J. Strey

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Integrating Cover Crops in High Tunnel Crop Production
Ajay Nair, Brandon H. Carpenter, Jennifer L. Tillman, and Dana L. Jokela

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Horticulture Research Station Summary
Horticulture Research Station and Nicholas P. Howell

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Effects of Row Cover Removal Timing in Organic Muskmelon
Zachary Torres, Jean C. Batzer, and Mark L. Gleason

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Effect of Biochar on Carrot Production
Brandon H. Carpenter and Ajay Nair

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Comparison of Polymer-coated Urea Fertilizers
Daniel J. Strey and Nick E. Christians

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Attracting Beneficial Insects to Iowa Agricultural Crops through Floral Provisioning
Thelma T. Heidel-Baker, Matthew E. O'Neal, Jean C. Batzer, and Mark L. Gleason

McNay Research and Demonstration Farms

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Summary
McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm, Nicholas Piekema, and Kevin Maher

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Long-term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity
Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, and David Kwaw-Mensah

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans in South Central Iowa
Daren S. Mueller, Warren L. Pierson, and Stith N. Wiggs

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Corn and Soybean Response to the Micronutrients Boron, Manganese, and Zinc Applied to the Soil
Antonio P. Mallarino, Ryan R. Oltmans, Joshua T. Enderson, and Nicholas Piekema

Muscatine Island Farms

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Strip-tillage and Row Cover Use in Organically and Conventionally Grown Summer Squash
Jennifer L. Tillman, Ajay Nair, Jean C. Batzer, and Mark L. Gleason

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Strip-tillage and Row Cover Use in Organically and Conventionally Grown Muskmelon
Jennifer L. Tillman, Ajay Nair, Jean C. Batzer, and Mark L. Gleason

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Muscatine Island Research Farm Summary
Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm and Vincent Lawson

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Corn and Soybean Response to Micronutrients
Antonio P. Mallarino, Ryan R. Oltmans, and Vincent Lawson

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Biochar Application in Potato Production
Ajay Nair, Raymond A. Kruse, Jennifer L. Tillman, and Vincent Lawson

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farms

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Impact of Liquid Swine Manure Application and Cover Crops on Groundwater Quality
Carl H. Pederson, Matthew J. Helmers, Rameshwar S. Kanwar, and Antonio P. Mallarino

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Foliar Fungicides in Alfalfa Production
Brian J. Lang and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Evaluation of Soybean Aphid-resistant Soybean Lines
Michael T. McCarville, Matthew E. O'Neal, and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans in Northeast Iowa
Daren S. Mueller, Warren L. Pierson, and Stith N. Wiggs

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Effect of Plant Population and Row Spacing on Soybean Yield
Terry L. Basol and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Diesel Fuel Consumption During Field Operations
H. Mark Hanna and Dana D. Schweitzer

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Corn and Soybean Production with a Winter Rye Cover Crop
John E. Sawyer, Jose L. Pantoja, and Daniel W. Barker

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Asparagus Cultivar Trial
Patrick O'Malley and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Two-Pass Programs for Weed Control in Soybean
Michael D. Owen, Damian D. Franzenburg, James M. Lee, James F. Lux, and Jacob S. Eeling

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

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Preemergence and Postemergence Herbicide Combinations in Corn
Michael D. Owen, Damian D. Franzenburg, James M. Lee, James F. Lux, and Jacob S. Eeling

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Oat Variety Trial
Brian J. Lang and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

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Northeast Research Farm Summary
Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm and Kenneth T. Pecinovsky

Northern Research and Demonstration Farms

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Alternative Grass Variety Trial
Stephen K. Barnhart, Micah B. Smidt, and David Rueber

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Red Clover Variety Persistence Trial
Stephen K. Barnhart and David Rueber

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Northern Research Farm Summary
Northern Research and Demonstration Farm and Micah B. Smidt

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans in Northern Iowa
Daren S. Mueller, Warren L. Pierson, and Stith N. Wiggs

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Elite Soybean Test—North
Kevin O. Scholbrock

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Diesel Fuel Consumption During Chisel Plowing
H. Mark Hanna and Dana D. Schweitzer

Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

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Soil Moisture
Joel L. DeJong and Paul C. Kassel

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Northwest Farm Summary
Northwest Research Farm and Allee Demonstration Farm, Joshua L. Sievers, and Lyle T. Rossiter

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans in Northwest Iowa
Daren S. Mueller, Warren L. Pierson, and Stith N. Wiggs

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farms

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Management of Glyphosate-resistant Waterhemp
James A. Fawcett and Gregory L. Brenneman

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Evaluation of Organic Soybean Varieties and Organic Fertilizer for Organic Popcorn
Kathleen Delate, Andres P. Glasener, and Myron C. Rees

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans in Southeast Iowa
Daren S. Mueller, Warren L. Pierson, and Stith N. Wiggs

Western Research and Demonstration Farms

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Western Research Farm Summary
Western Iowa Experimental Farm Association and Wayne B. Roush

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Soil Moisture
Joel L. DeJong, Joel L. DeJong, and Paul C. Kassel

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Growth Performance and Ultrasonic Scan of Purebred Berkshire Pigs Housed in Hoop Buildings in Iowa (Trials 3 and 4)
P. Matthew Swantek, David R. Stender, John W. Mabry, Mark S. Honeyman, and Wayne B. Roush