This page lists reports from the Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm. These reports are organized by publication year. The Iowa State University Farm Progress Reports are published in the subsequent year (e.g., the 2015 Farm Progress Reports were published in 2016). A dropdown list is available to help you navigate to a specific year's reports.

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Submissions from 2018

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Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity in Southwest Iowa, Mahdi Al-Kaisi and David Kwaw-Mensah

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In-Season Forecasting of Plant Growth, Soil Water-Nitrogen, and Grain Yield in Southwest Iowa, Sotirios Archontoulis, Mark Licht, and Raziel Ordóñez

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

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Comparison of Organic and Conventional Crops at the Neely-Kinyon Long-Term Agroecological Research Site, Kathleen Delate, Rebecca Johnson, and Randy Breach

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

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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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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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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

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

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Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicides by Timingon Gray Leaf Spot on Hybrid Corn, Alison Robertson, Dan Schaben, and John Beckman

Submissions from 2017

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Comparison of Organic and Conventional Crops at the Neely-Kenyon Long-Term Agroecological Research Site, Kathleen Delate, Rebecca Johnson, and Randy Breach

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On-Farm Cover Crop Trials, Jim Fawcett, Tyler Mitchell, Jim Rogers, and Lyle Rossiter

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On-Farm Corn RyzUp® Plant Growth Regulator Trials, Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, and Zack Koopman

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

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fertilizer Trials, Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Jim Rogers

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Grain Drying Energy Use, H. Mark Hanna and Shawn Shouse

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2016 Home Demonstration Garden, Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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Corn Date of Planting and Maturity in Southwest Iowa, Mark Licht and Dan Schaben

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Soybean Date of Planting and Maturity in Southwest Iowa, Mark Licht and Dan Schaben

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Corn Yield Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer Application Timing in Southwest Iowa, John Lundvall, Dan Barker, and John Sawyer

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

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Evaluation of the Efficiency of Aglime and Pelleted Aglime in a Southwest Iowa Acid Soil, Antonio Mallarino, Mazhar Haq, and Daniel Schaben

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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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Thornless Blackberry Cultivars Grown with a Rotatable Cross-Arm Trellis System, Gail Nonnecke, Sharon Tusiime, Leah Riesselman Worth, and Bernie Havlovic

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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species During the 2016 Breeding Season, Victoria Pocius, Diane Debinski, and Richard Hellmich

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Effect of Foliar Fungicides on Standability of Corn, Alison Robertson and Dan Schaben

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Seasonal and Rotational Influences on Corn Nitrogen Fertilization in Southwest Iowa, John Sawyer and Daniel Barker

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2016, Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, and Chris Beedle

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Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research Farms Summary, Wallace Foundation for Rural Resarech and Development and Dallas Maxwell

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Integrating Strips of Native Prairie into Rowcrop Agriculture Fields, Tim Youngquist

Submissions from 2016

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Chronology of theWallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development,Armstrong Research Farm, and Neely-Kinyon Research Farm

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The Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development and Iowa State University: A 25-year Partnership

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Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effectson Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity in Southwest Iowa, Mahdi Al-Kaisi and David Kwaw-Mensah

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Cover Crop Options and Mixes for the Upper Midwest: Is a Winter Rye Monoculture the Only Option?, Seth Appelgate and Andrew Lenssen

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Comparison of Organic and Conventional Crops at the Neely-Kinyon Long-Term Agroecological Research Site, Kathleen Delate, Rebecca Johnson, and Randy Breach

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

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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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Iowa Soils, Thomas Fenton and Gerald Miller

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2015 Home Demonstration Garden, Cynthia Haines

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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species, Richard L. Hellmich

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Bernie Havlovic: A Career of Leadership and Service to Iowa’s Agricultural Research, Mark Honeyman

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

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Soybean Date of Planting and Maturity in Southwest Iowa, Mark A. Licht and Dan Schaben

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Corn Date of Planting and Maturity in Southwest Iowa, Mark Licht and Dan Schaben

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Effects of Broadcast and Phosphorus and Potassium Placement on Yield of Corn and Soybean Managed with Tillage or No-Tillage, Antonio Mallarino, Bernard Havlovic, and Dan Schaben

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Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research Farms Summary, Dallas Maxwell

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

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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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Integrating Strips of Native Prairie into Rowcrop Agriculture Fields, Tim Youngquist and Chris Witte

Submissions from 2015

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

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In-season N Fertilization Strategies using Active Sensors, Daniel Barker and John Sawyer

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Comparison of Organic and Conventional Crops at the Neely-Kinyon Long-term Agroecological Research Site, Kathleen Delate, Andres Glasener, and Randy Beach

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On-Farm Corn Fertilizer Trials, Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, and Josh Sievers

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

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On-Farm Soybean Row Spacing Trials, Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, and Jim Rogers

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Diesel Fuel Consumption during Field Operations, H. Mark Hanna and Dana Schweitzer

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Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research Farms Summary, Bernie Havlovic

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2014 Home Demonstration Garden, Cynthia Haynes, Denny Schrock, and Bryn Takle

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Corn and Soybean Yield Response to Micronutrients in Southwest Iowa, Antonio Mallarino, Mazhar Haq, Joshua Enderson, Ryan Oltmans, and Bernie Havlovic

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Bok Choy Cultivars for High Tunnel Production, Ajay Nair and Bernie Havlovic

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Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicides by Timing on Northern Leaf Blight on Hybrid Corn in Southwest Iowa, Alison Robertson, Bernie Havlovic, and Dan Schaben

Submissions from 2014

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

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

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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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Comparison of Ivermectin and Extended-release Eprinomectin Deworming Treatment on Stocker and Subsequent Feedlot Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Fall-born Angus Heifers, Christopher A. Clark, Patrick J. Gunn, Joe Dedrickson, and Jerry Sorenson

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Utilization of Pelleted Corn Stover/DDG Feed as Primary Source of Roughage and Protein in Beef Feedlot Rations, Christopher A. Clark, Patrick J. Gunn, and Dallas L. Maxwell

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Comparison of Organic and Conventional Crops at the Neely-Kinyon Long-term Agroecological Research Site, Kathleen Delate, Andres P. Glasener, and Randy J. Breach

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

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2013 Home Demonstration Garden, Cynthia L. Haynes

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

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Phosphorus Availability in Beef Cattle Manure for Corn and Soybean, Antonio P. Mallarino and Mazhar Ul Haq

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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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Colored Plastic Mulches for High Tunnel Tomato Production, Ajay Nair and Bernard J. Havlovic

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Optimum Soybean Planting Date, Wayne B. Roush

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Evaluation of Tillage, Residue, and Fungicide on Disease Incidence in Continuous Corn Production Systems, R. Aaron Saeugling

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Seasonal and Rotational Influences on Corn Nitrogen Requirements, John E. Sawyer and Daniel W. Barker

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Elite Soybean Test—South, Kevin O. Scholbrock

Submissions from 2013

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

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

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Comparison of Organic and Conventional Crops at the Neely-Kinyon Long-term Agroecological Research Site, Kathleen Delate, Ryan C. Rice, Ning Wang, Kirk A. Schwarte, and Randy J. Breach

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Imidacloprid Patch Use on Roses for Japanese Beetle Control, Taylor R. Goetzinger, Nick E. Christians, and Ann Marie VanDerZanden

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Seasonal and Rotational Influences on Corn Nitrogen Requirements, Bernard J. Havlovic and Daniel W. Barker

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The Effects of Bedding Pack Clean-out in Hoop Barns for Feedlot Cattle, Mark S. Honeyman, W. Darrell Busby, Shawn C. Shouse, and Dallas L. Maxwell

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Grass-finished Beef Pilot Project: Cattle Performance, Peter J. Lammers, Suzanne T. Millman, Reneé Dewell, Jessica R. Juarez, Michelle L. Christianson, Dallas L. Maxwell, and Mark S. Honeyman

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

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Potassium Uptake and Recycling to the Soil in Corn and Soybean, Antonio P. Mallarino, Ryan R. Oltmans, and Bernard J. Havlovic

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeansin SouthwestIowa, Daren S. Mueller and Stith N. Wiggs

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Effect of Plastic Mulch Color on Tomato Production in High Tunnels, Ajay Nair and Bernard J. Havlovic

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Mulch and Row Cover affect Lettuce Production in High Tunnels, Ajay Nair and Bernard J. Havlovic

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Weed Management Programs in No-tillage Soybean, Michael D. Owen, Damian D. Franzenburg, Dean M. Grossnickle, and James F. Lux

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Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicides by Timing on Hybrid Corn, Alison E. Robertson, John M. Shriver, Kirk A. Schwarte, and Bernard J. Havlovic