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Farm Progress Reports

2015 Farm Progress Reports

Ag Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa and BioCentury Research Farms

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Ag Engineering and Agronomy Farmand Central Iowa Research Farms Summary
Michael W. Fiscus, Richard D. Vandepol, and Kent Burns

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The ISU Compost Facility after Seven Years
Steve Jonas, Tim Goode, Kapil Arora, and Mark Honeyman

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2015
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, Chris Beedle, Micah Smidt, Matt Schnabel, Karl Nicolaus, Tyler Mitchell, Lance Miller, Jim Rogers, and Zack Koopman

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Population Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, and Zack Koopman

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

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Iowa Soils
Thomas Fenton and Gerald Miller

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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species
Richard L. Hellmich, Diane Debinski, and Victoria Pocius

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Plant Growth Regulator Trials
Jim Fawcett, Zack Koopman, and Lance Miller

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials:Relationships and Partnerships–2015
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, Chris Beedle, Micah Smidt, Matt Schnabel, Karl Nicolaus, Tyler Mitchell, Lance R. Miller, Jim Rogers, and Zack Koopman

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Enhancing Corn Yield in a Winter Cereal RyeCover Cropping System
Swetabh Patel, John Lundvall, and John Sawyer

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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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On-Farm Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Fertilizer Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Jim Rogers, Lance R. Miller, Tyler Mitchell, Chris Beedle, and Lyle Rossiter

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Grazing Demonstrations in Western Iowa
Mark Honeyman, Chris Beedle, Dallas Maxwell, and Pete Lammers

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Iowa Soils
Thomas Fenton and Gerald Miller

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On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Corn and Soybean Trials
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, and Lance Miller

Horticulture Station

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Fairway Height Bentgrass Cultivar Trial
Nick Christians and Dan Strey

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Green Height Bentgrass Cultivar Trial
Nick Christians and Dan Strey

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Hop Research Project: Installation of the Hop Yard
Diana Cochran and Brandon Carpenter

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Iowa Soils
Thomas Fenton and Gerald Miller

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Kalo Fungicide/Adjuvant Trial
Nick Christians and Dan Strey

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NTEP Kentucky Bluegrass Study 2015
Nick Christians and Dan Strey

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Marketing Local Fresh Producefrom a University Research Station
Brandon Carpenter, Nick Howell, and Mark Honeyman

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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species
Richard Hellmich, Diane Debinski, and Victoria Pocius

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NTEP Turf-Type Tall Fescue Study 2015
Dan Strey and Nick Christians

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NTEP Perennial Ryegrass Study 2015
Nick Christians and Dan Strey

McNay Research and Demonstration Farm

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Demonstrating Cover Crop Mixtures on Iowa Farmland: Management, Soil Health, and Water Quality Benefits
Mark Licht, Liz Juchems, Jacqueline Comito, Matthew Helmers, and Sarah Carlson

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

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Iowa Soils
Thomas Fenton and Gerald Miller

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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species
Richard Hellmich, Diane Debinski, and Victoria Pocius

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Midwest Aphid Suction Trap Network
Doris Lagos-Kutz and David Voegtlin

Muscatine Island Farm

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Evaluation of Soybean Commercial Varieties for Sudden Death Syndrome in Southern Iowa 2015
Sylvia Cianzio, Greg Gebhart, Peter Lundeen, and Ryan Budnik

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Iowa Soils
Thomas Fenton and Gerald Miller

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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species
Richard Hellmich, Diane Debinski, and Victoria Pocius

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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Asparagus Cultivar Trial
Patrick O'Malley and Ken Pecinovsky

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2015
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, Chris Beedle, Micah Smidt, Matt Schnabel, Karl Nicolaus, Tyler Mitchell, Lance Miller, Jim Rogers, and Zack Koopman

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Demonstrating Cover Crop Mixtures on Iowa Farmland: Management, Soil Health, and Water Quality Benefits
Mark Licht, Liz Juchems, Jacqueline Comito, Matt Helmers, and Sarah Carlson

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Enhancing Corn Yield in a Winter Cereal Rye Cover Cropping System
Swetabh Patel, John Lundvall, 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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On-Farm Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Fertilizer Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Jim Rogers, Lance Miller, Tyler Mitchell, Chris Beedle, and Lyle Rossiter

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Foliar Fungicide in Oat Production
Brian Lang and Ken Pecinovsky

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Grain Drying Energy Use
H. Mark Hanna and Dana Schweitzer

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

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Iowa Soils
Thomas Fenton and Gerald Miller

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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species
Richard Hellmich, Diane Debinski, and Victoria Pocius

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Oat Variety Trial in Northeast Iowa
Brian Lang, Sarah Carlson, Stefan Gailans, and Ken Pecinovsky

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Preemergence and Postemergence Weed Control in Soybean
Micheal Owen, Damian Franzenburg, James Lee, Iththiphonh Macvilay, and Brady North

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Soybean Aphid Efficacy Evaluation in Northeast Iowa
Erin Hodgson, Greg VanNostrand, and Kenneth Pecinovsky

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

Northern Research and Demonstration Farm

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2015
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, Chris Beedle, Micah Smidt, Matt Schnabel, Karl Nicolaus, Tyler Mitchell, Jim Rogers, and Zack Koopman

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Corn Date of Planting and Maturity
Mark Licht and Matt Schnabel

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Lance Miller, Matthew Schnabel, and Chris Beedle

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Crop Yields of Long-Term Rotations and Nitrogen Fertilization of Corn in Northern Iowa
Antonio Mallarino, Matthew Schnabel, Micah Smidt, Rodrigo Repke, and Louis Thompson

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Demonstrating Cover Crop Mixtures on Iowa Farmland: Management, Soil Health, and Water Quality Benefits
Mark Licht, Liz Juchems, Jacqueline Comito, Matthew Helmers, and Sarah Carlson

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

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Iowa Soils
Thomas Fenton and Gerald Miller

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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species
Richard Hellmich, Diane Debinski, and Victoria Pocius

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Oat Variety Trial
Brian J. Lang, Sarah Carlson, Stefan Gailans, and Matt Schnabel

Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2015
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, Chris Beedle, Micah Smidt, Matt Schnabel, Karl Nicolaus, Tyler Mitchell, Lance Miller, Jim Rogers, and Zack Koopman

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Corn Date of Planting and Maturity
Mark Licht and Josh Sievers

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On-Farm Corn Planter Trials
Jim Fawcett and Josh Sievers

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Corn Row Spacing
Josh Sievers and Mark Licht

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Lance Miller, Matt Schnabel, and Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Management Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Chris Beedle, and Lance Miller

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Population Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, and Zack Koopman

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On-Farm Cover Crop Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, and Lyle Rossiter

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Enhancing Corn Yield in a Winter Cereal Rye Cover Cropping System
Swetabh Patel, John Lundvall, and John Sawyer

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

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On-Farm Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Fertilizer Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Jim Rogers, Lance Miller, Tyler Mitchell, Chris Beedle, and Lyle Rossiter

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In-Season Forecasting of Plant Growth, Soil Water-Nitrogen, and Grain Yield
Sotirios Archontoulis, Mark Licht, and Ranae Dietzel

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Iowa Soils
Thomas Fenton and Gerald Miller

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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species
Richard Hellmich, Diane Debinski, and Victoria Pocius

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Northwest Farm Summary
Josh Sievers and Lyle Rossiter

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Soil Moisture
Joel DeJong and Paul Kassel

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Soybean Aphid Efficacy Evaluation in Northwest Iowa
Erin Hodgson, Greg VanNostrand, and Josh Sievers

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Soybean Date of Planting and Maturity
Mark Licht and Josh Sievers

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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Comparison of Commercial Seed Treatments on Soybean in Iowa
Mauricio Serrano, Alison Robertson, and Myron Rees

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2015
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, Chris Beedle, Micah Smidt, Matth Schnabel, Karl Nicolaus, Tyler Mitchell, Lance Miller, Jim Rogers, and Zack Koopman

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Lance Miller, Matthew Schnabel, and Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Management Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Chris Beedle, and Lance Miller

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Enhancing Corn Yield in a Winter Cereal Rye Cover Cropping System
Swetabh Patel, John Lundvall, and John Sawyer

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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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Evaluation of Organic Corn and Popcorn Varieties and Fertilization
Kathleen Delate, Rebecca Johnson, and Myron Rees

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Iowa Soils
Thomas Fenton and Gerald Miller

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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species
Richard Hellmich, Diane Debinski, and Victoria Pocius

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Plant Growth Regulator Trials
Jim Fawcett, Zack Koopman, and Lance Miller

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On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Corn and Soybean Trials
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Lance Miller, and John Sawyer

Western Research and Demonstration Farm

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2015
Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, Chris Beedle, Micah Smidt, Matt Schnabel, Karl Nicolaus, Tyler Mitchell, Lance Miller, Jim Rogers, and Zack Koopman

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Lance Miller, Matt Schnabel, and Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Management Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Chris Beedle, and Lance Miller

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Documenting Efficiencies of Heavyweight Market Pigs in Bedded Hoop Barns
David Stender, Wayne Roush, Chris Beedle, and Mark Honeyman

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On-Farm Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Fertilizer Trials
Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Jim Rogers, Lance Miller, Tyler Mitchell, Chris Beedle, and Lyle Rossiter

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Grazing Demonstrations in Western Iowa
Mark Honeyman, Chris Beedle, Dallas Maxwell, and Pete Lammers

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Iowa Soils
Thomas Fenton and Gerald Miller

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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species
Richard Hellmich, Diane Debinski, and Victoria Pocius

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Soil Moisture
Joel DeJong and Paul Kassel