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Farm Progress Reports

 

Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach, conducts research on Iowa farmland every year. The farm reports are annual agricultural research project updates. These articles are not final results, but progress reports on agricultural research and agriculture-related scientific activities.

The Farm Progress Reports are organized by year. To browse the reports by year, use the "Select an issue" drop-down menu in the left sidebar.

To browse the reports by farm, please use the links below:

Current Issue: 2017 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
Ag Engineering and Agronomy Farm, Central Iowa Research Farms, Mike Fiscus, and Nathan Meyers

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The ISU Coles Memorial Farm: Nutrient Management and Research
Tim Goode, Mark Honeyman, and Kapil Arora

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Demonstration Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2017
Zack Koopman, Jim Rogers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, Josh Michel, Brandon Zwiefel, Tyler Mitchell, Andrew Weaver, Cody Schneider, Chris Beedle, and Mike Witt

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Management Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Matthew Schnabel, Zack Koopman, Cody Schneider, and Tyler Mitchell

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett; Andrew Weaver; Lyle Rossiter; Chris Beedle; Matthew Schnabel; Zachary A, Koopman; Cody Schneider; and Tyler Mitchell

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Variety Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Zack Koopman, Matthew Schnabel, and Jim Rogers

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The Doubled Haploid Facility
Ursula Frei, Thomas Lubberstedt, and Elizabeth Bovenmyer

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Development of the Enviratron Facility
Steven Whitham, Stephen Howell, Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, Thomas Lubberstedt, and Lie Tang

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

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

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Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring Program at the ISU Been and North Woodruff Farms
Rachel Vanausdall, Stephen Dinsmore, Karen Kinkead, and Paul Frese

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On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Alfalfa and Corn Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Zack Koopman, Tyler Mitchell, Matthew Schnabel, and John Sawyer

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm

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2017 Home Demonstration Garden
Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research Farms Summary
Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research Farms and Dallas Maxwell

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Demonstration Trials:Relationships and Partnerships—2017
Zack Koopman, Jim Rogers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, Josh Michel, Brandon Zwiefel, Tyler Mitchell, Andrew Weaver, Cody Schneider, Chris Beedle, and Mike Witt

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fertilizer Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Jim Rogers, Cody Schneider, Tyler Mitchell, Chris Beedle, Lyle Rossiter, and Josh Michel

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Jim Rogers, and Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Variety Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Zack Koopman, Matthew Schnabel, and Jim Rogers

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On-Farm Cover Crop Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Tyler Mitchell, Jim Rogers, and Cody Schneider

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

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No-Tillage Weed Management Programs with Roundup Ready Xtend and LibertyLink Soybean
Micheal Owen, Damian Franzenburg, James Lee, and Iththiphonh Macvilay

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On-Farm Plant Growth Regulator DemonstrationTrials in Corn and Soybean
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Chris Beedle, and Lyle Rossiter

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On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Alfalfaand Corn Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Zack Koopman, Tyler Mitchell, Matthew Schnable, and John E. Sawyer

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Yield of Corn and Soybean Managed with Tillageor No Tillage as Affected by the Phosphorusand Potassium Placement Method
Antonio Mallarino, John Jones, Jackson Hirniak, Louis Thompson, Daniel Schaben, and John Beckman

Horticulture Station

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2017 Home Demonstration Garden
Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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Amended Topdressing for Aerification Recovery
Ben Pease, Adam Thoms, and Nick Christians

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Creeping Bentgrass Responses to a Tryptophan-Containing Organic Byproduct
Isaac Mertz, Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, Benjamin Pease, Erik Ervin, and Xunzhong Zhang

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Fairway Height Bentgrass Cultivar Trial
Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, Ben Pease, and Isaac Mertz

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Golf Course Putting Green Organic Matter Recycling Study
Adam Thoms, Ben Pease, Isaac Mertz, and Nick Christians

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Green Height Bentgrass Cultivar Trial
Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, Ben Pease, and Isaac Mertz

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Home Lawn Seeding Mixtures and Timing Trial
Adam Thoms, Ben Pease, and Isaac Mertz

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Horticulture Research Station Summary
Horticulture Research Station and Nick Howell

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Kentucky Bluegrass Shade Cultivar Evaluation Trial
Adam Thoms, Ben Pease, and Nick Christians

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Kentucky Bluegrass Full Sun Cultivar Evaluation Trial
Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, Ben Pease, and Isaac Mertz

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

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NE-1020 Cold-Hardy Wine Grape Cultivar Trial
Mark Rippke, Diana Cochran, Gail Nonnecke, Annie Butler, and Kenneth McCabe

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Ornamental Grass Demonstration Planting
Tim Dalsgaard, Cynthia Haynes, Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, and Ben Pease

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NTEP Perennial Ryegrass Study
Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, Ben Pease, and Isaac Mertz

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Shockwave Aerification Performance Study
Tim Dalsgaard, Adam Thoms, Nick Christians, and Ben Pease

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Studies of Soybean Root System Architecture
Kevin Falk and Asheesh Singh

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Tall Fescue Mowing Height Performance under Simulated Traffic
Tim Dalsgaard, Adam Thoms, Nick Christians, and Ben Pease

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NTEP Turf-Type Tall Fescue Study
Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, Ben Pease, and Isaac Mertz

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Effects of Wetting Agent Timing on Native Soil Athletic Fields
Ben Pease, Adam Thoms, and Nick Christians

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Effects of Wetting Agent Timing on Sand-Capped Athletic Fields
Ben Pease, Adam Thoms, and Nick Christians

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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Effects of Method of Initiating Stockpiling on the Nutritive Value of Forage for Winter Grazing
Jim Russell, Ben Stokes, Patrick Gunn, and Hugo Ramirez-Ramirez

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Enhancing the Value of Cover Crops through Utilization by Beef Stocker Cattle: Progress Report (Year 2)
Erika Lundy, Rebecca Vittetoe, Joel DeJong, Beth Doran, Paul Kassel, Dan Loy, Joe Sellers, and Mike Witt

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

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Summary
McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm, Logan Wallace, and Brad Evans

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

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Use of Parentage Testing in the ISU McNay Angus Beef Cattle Herd
Jamie Williams, James Reecy, and Mark Honeyman

Muscatine Island Farm

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2017 Home Demonstration Garden
Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Demonstration Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2017
Zack Koopman, Jim Rogers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, Josh Michel, Brandon Zwiefel, Tyler Mitchell, Andrew Weaver, Cody Schneider, Chris Beedle, and Mike Witt

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fertilizer Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Jim Rogers, Cody Schneider, Tyler Mitchell, Chris Beedle, Lyle T. Rossiter, and Josh Michel

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Impact of Biochar and Fertility Management on Potato Production
Ajay Nair, Kristine Lang, and Dominic Snyder

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In-Season Forecasting of Plant Growth, Soil Water-Nitrogen, and Grain Yield
Sotirios Archontoulis, Mark Licht, Raziel Antonio Ordonez, and Emily Wright

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

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Muscatine Island Research Farm Summary
Muscatine Island Research Farm Association and Josh Michel

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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2017 Home Demonstration Garden
Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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On-Farm Corn and SoybeanFertilizer Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Jim Rogers, Cody Schneider, Tyler Mitchell, Chris Beedle, Lyle T. Rossiter, and Josh Michel

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On-Farm Corn and SoybeanManagement Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Matthew Schnabel, Zack Koopman, Cody Schneider, and Tyler Mitchell

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Demonstration Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2017
Zack Koopman, Jim Rogers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, Josh Michel, Brandon Zwiefel, Tyler Mitchell, Andrew Weaver, Cody Schneider, Chris Beedle, and Mike Witt

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Lyle Rossiter, Chris Beedle, Matthew Schnabel, Zack Koopman, Cody Schneider, and Tyler Mitchell

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On-Farm Cover Crop Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Tyler Mitchell, Jim Rogers, and Cody Schneider

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Foliar Fungicides for Oat Production
Brian Lang and Ken Pecinovsky

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Forecast and Assessment of Cropping Systems in Northeast Iowa
Sotirios Archontoulis, Mark Licht, and Rafael Martinez-Feria

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

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Monitoring Bioreactors Using Improved Techniques
Bryan Maxwell, Francois Birgand, Caleb Ray, and Matt Helmers

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Northeast Research Farm Summary
Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association and Ken Pecinovsky

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

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Preemergence Plus Postemergence Herbicide Programs in Corn
Micheal Owen, Damian Franzenburg, James Lee, and Iththiphonh Macvilay

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

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Soybean Foliar Fungicide Evaluation in Northeast Iowa
Shrishail Navi, Tra Huynh, and X. B. Yang

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On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Alfalfa and Corn Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Zack Koopman, and Tyler Mitchell

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Weed Management Programs Using Roundup Ready Xtend and LibertyLink Soybean
Micheal Owen, Damian Franzenburg, James Lee, and Iththiphonh Macvilay

Northern Research and Demonstration Farm

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2017 Home Demonstration Garden
Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Demonstration Trials:Relationships and Partnerships–2017
Zack Koopman, Jim Rogers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, Josh Michel, Brandon Zwiefel, Tyler Mitchell, Andrew Weaver, Cody Schneider, Chris Beedle, and Mike Witt

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Corn Population and Nitrogen Trial
Matt Schnabel and Mark Licht

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Management Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Matthew Schnabel, Zack Koopman, Cody Schneider, and Tyler Mitchell

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett; Andrew Weaver; Lyle Rossiter; Chris Beedle; Matthew Schnabel; Zachary A, Koopman; Cody Schneider; and Tyler Mitchell

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Variety Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Zack Koopman, Matthew Schnabel, and Jim Rogers

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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, Yuba Kandel, and Stith Wiggs

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Long-Term Corn Response to Nitrogen and Potassium in Northern Iowa
Antonio Mallarino, Jackson Hirniak, and Ryan Oltmans

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

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Northern Research Farm Summary
North Central Iowa Research Association and Matthew Schnabel

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On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Alfalfa and Corn Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Zack Koopman, Tyler Mitchell, Matthew Schnabel, and John Sawyer

Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

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2017 Home Demonstration Garden
Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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Corn Row Spacing and Seeding Rate
Terry Tuttle and Mark Licht

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On-Farm Corn and SoybeanManagement Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Matthew Schnabel, Zack Koopman, Cody Schneider, and Tyler Mitchell

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Demonstration Trials:Relationships and Partnerships–2017
Zack Koopman, Jim Rogers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, Josh Michel, Brandon Zwiefel, Tyler Mitchell, Andrew Weaver, Cody Schneider, Chris Beedle, and Mike Witt

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fertilizer Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Jim Rogers, Cody Schneider, Tyler Mitchell, Chris Beedle, Lyle T. Rossiter, and Josh Michel

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Jim Rogers, and Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Cover Crop Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Tyler Mitchell, Jim Rogers, and Cody Schneider

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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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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Lyle Rossiter, Chris Beedle, Matthew Schnabel, Zack Koopman, Cody Schneider, and Tyler Mitchell

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Variety Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Zack Koopman, Matthew Schnabel, and Jim Rogers

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Dicamba Herbicide Demonstration for Soybean
Paul Kassel and Terry Tuttle

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

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Enhancing the Value of Cover Crops through Utilization by Beef Stocker Cattle: Progress Report (Year 2)
Erika Lundy, Rebecca Vittetoe, Joel DeJong, Beth Doran, Paul C. Kassel, Dan Loy, Joe Sellers, and Mike Witt

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On-Farm Plant Growth Regulator DemonstrationTrials in Corn and Soybean
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Chris Beedle, and Lyle Rossiter

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Evaluation of Soybean Aphid Management Tactics
Ashley Dean, Erin Hodgson, and Matthew O'Neal

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Forecasting and Assessment of Cropping Systems in Northwest Iowa
Sotirios Archontoulis, Mark Licht, and Mitch Baum

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Impact of 4R Management on Crop Production and Nitrate-Nitrogen Loss in Tile Drainage
Matthew Helmers, Carl Pederson, John Sawyer, and Terry Tuttle

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Northwest Research Farm Summary
Northwest Iowa Experimental Association, Terry Tuttle, and Lyle Rossiter

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Refuge-in-a-Bag Approach for Sustainable Management of Virulent Soybean Aphids in the Field
Jessica Hohenstein, Matthew Kaiser, Erin Hodgson, and Matthew O'Neal

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Soil Moisture
Joel DeJong

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Soybean Aphid Efficacy Evaluation in Northwest Iowa
Erin Hodgson, Greg VanNostrand, and Terry Tuttle

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Soybean Row Spacing and Seeding Rate
Terry Tuttle and Mark Licht

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Lyle Rossiter, Chris Beedle, Matthew Schnabel, Zack Koopman, Cody Schneider, and Tyler Mitchell

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Demonstration Trials:Relationships and Partnerships–2017
Zack Koopman, Jim Rogers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, Josh Michel, Brandon Zwiefel, Tyler Mitchell, Cody Schneider, Chris Beedle, and Mike Witt

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On-Farm Corn and SoybeanFertilizer Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Jim Rogers, Cody Schneider, Tyler Mitchell, Chris Beedle, Lyle T. Rossiter, and Josh Michel

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Southeast Research Farm Summary
Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association and Myron Rees

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Variety Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Zack Koopman, Matthew Schnabel, and Cody Schneider

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Management Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Matthew Schnabel, Zack Koopman, Cody Schneider, and Tyler Mitchell

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Corn Response to Nitrogen, Potassium, and Sulfur in Southeast Iowa
Antonio Mallarino, Jackson Hirniak, Ryan Oltmans, and Myron Rees

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Impact of Drainage Water Management on Crop Yield, Drainage Volume, and Nitrate Loss
Matt Helmers, Carl Pederson, Kristina TeBockhorst, Greg Brenneman, and Myron Rees

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

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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

Western Research and Demonstration Farm

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Lyle Rossiter, Chris Beedle, Matthew L. Schnabel, Zack Koopman, Cody Schneider, and Tyler Mitchell

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Enhancing the Value of Cover Crops through Utilization by Beef Stocker Cattle: Progress Report (Year 2)
Erika Lundy, Rebecca Vittetoe, Joel DeJong, Beth Doran, Paul C. Kassel, Dan Loy, Joe Sellers, and Mike Witt

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Soil Moisture
Joel DeJong

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Demonstration Trials:Relationships and Partnerships–2017
Zack Koopman, Jim Rogers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, Josh Michel, Brandon Zwiefel, Tyler Mitchell, Andrew Weaver, Cody Schneider, Chris Beedle, and Mike Witt

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On-Farm Corn and SoybeanFertilizer Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Jim Rogers, Cody Schneider, Tyler Mitchell, Chris Beedle, Lyle T. Rossiter, and Josh Michel

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Demonstration Trials
Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Jim Rogers, and Chris Beedle

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Western Research Farm Summary
Western Iowa Experimental Farm Association and Chris Beedle

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

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On-Farm Plant Growth Regulator DemonstrationTrials in Corn and Soybean
Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Chris Beedle, and Lyle Rossiter