Research data, from the management practices being studied, were collected over 5 years from 30 field research sites throughout the project area and integrated with climate science data. The practices were: corn-soybean rotation, cereal rye cover crop within the corn-soybean rotation, extended and diverse crop rotations, drainage water management, canopy nitrogen sensing, tillage management and differing landscape positions.
These data will become publicly available in fall 2017 at the Sustainable Corn CAP Team Research Data website (url included soon).
The research data is also described at the USDA National Agricultural Library website (url included soon).
Social economic research was conducted and included a survey of 4,778 farmers in 11 Corn Belt states and 156 one-hour, in-person farmer interviews. The data cannot be released due to anonymity issues but are available in aggregated format across watersheds in the region. These aggregated data and maps are available in two publications:
Farmer Perspectives on Agriculture and Weather Variability in the Corn Belt: A Statistical Atlas, Volume 1