This page lists reports from the Horticulture Research Station. 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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Integrating Vegetable and Poultry Production for Sustainable Cropping Systems, Moriah Bilenky and Ajay Nair

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

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

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

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

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

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Evaluating the Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization on Cascade Hop Yield, Diana Cochran

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Second-Year Evaluation of Peach and Nectarine Production in High Tunnels and Field Plots, Diana Cochran

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Evaluation of Select Pre-Emergent Herbicides on Non-Bearing Crops, Diana Cochran and Mark Rippke

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

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

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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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Studies of Soybean Root System Architecture, Kevin Falk and Asheesh Singh

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2017 Home Demonstration Garden, Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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Establishing the ISU Horticulture Research Station, Mark Honeyman

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Relocating the ISU Horticulture Farm in the 1960s, Mark Honeyman

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A Brief History of the ISU Horticulture Research Station: A Review and Timeline 1967-2017, Mark Honeyman and Jeff Iles

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Horticulture Research Station Summary, Horticulture Research Station and Nick Howell

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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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Comparing Between-Row Mulches in Organic Muskmelon and Squash – Year 2, Hayley Nelson and Mark Gleason

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Improving Row Cover Systems for Organic Management of Bacterial Wilt in Muskmelon and Squash – Year 2, Hayley Nelson and Mark Gleason

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

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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

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Effects of Wetting Agent Use to Reduce Turf Damage on Native Soil Athletic Fields, Ben Pease, Adam Thoms, and Nick Christians

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Effects of Wetting Agent Use to Reduce Turf Damage on Sand-Capped Athletic Fields, Ben Pease, Adam Thoms, and Nick Christians

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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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Eighth Year Performance of Honeycrisp Grafted on Dwarfing Rootstocks of the NC-140 Regional Apple Rootstock Trial, Mark Rippke, Diana Cochran, and Lynn Schroeder

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Bermudagrass Cultivar Trial Subjected to Simulated Athletic Field Traffic, Adam Thoms, Ben Pease, and Nick Christians

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

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Home Lawn Seeding Mixtures and Timing Trial, 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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Validation of Anthracnose Fruit Rot Disease-Warning System on Strawberry–Year 1, Xiaoyu Zhang, Mark Gleason, and Hanli Yang

Submissions from 2017

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Iowa Acoustic Bat Surveys, Julie Blanchong

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

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

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NTEP Kentucky Bluegrass Study, Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, and Isaac Mertz

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

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

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Evaluation of Select Herbicides on Non-Bearing Crops, Diane Cochran and Kenny McCabe

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2016 Home Demonstration Garden, Cynthia Haynes and Laura Irish

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Horticulture Research Station Summary, Nick Howell

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Effects of Tillage and Cover Cropson Muskmelon Production and Food Safety, John Krzton-Presson, Ajay Nair, and Angela Shaw

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Cluster Removal on La Crescent and Leaf Removal on Marquette Grapevines, Kenneth McCabe, Diana Cochran, and Gail Nonnecke

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

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Comparing Between-Row Mulchesin Organic Muskmelon and Squash—Year 1, Hayley Nelson and Mark Gleason

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Improving Row Cover Systems for Organic Management of Bacterial Wilt in Muskmelon and Squash—Year 1, Hayley Nelson and Mark Gleason

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Effect of Planting Date and Cultivar on Cereal Rye Development and Termination for Organic No-Till Production Systems, Kristine Neu and Ajay Nair

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Evaluation of Grafted and Non-Grafted Hybrid and Heirloom Tomatoes in a High Tunnel, Kristine Neu and Ajay Nair

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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 Survivalon Nine Native Milkweed Species Duringthe 2016 Breeding Season, Victoria Pocius, Diane Debinski, and Richard Hellmich

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Evaluating the Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization on Hop Yield, Bryn Takle and Diana Cochran

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Evaluation of Peach and Nectarine Production in High Tunnel and Field Plots, Bryn Takle, Diana Cochran, and Kenny McCabe

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Seventh Year Performance of Honeycrisp Grafted on Dwarfing Rootstocks of the NC-140 Regional Apple Rootstock Trial, Bryn Takle, Diana Cochran, and Lynn Schroeder

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Athletic Field Safety and Performance Study, Adam Thoms, Isaac Mertz, and Nick Christians

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Golf Course Fairway Organic Matter Management with Fraze Mowing, Adam Thoms, Isaac Mertz, and Nick Christians

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

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Home Lawn Seeding Mixtures and Timing Trial, Adam Thoms, Isaac Mertz, and Nick Christians

Submissions from 2016

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

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DFL Pickseed USA Tall Fescue Trial-2015 to 2017, Nick Christians and Dan Strey

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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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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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NTEP Perennial Ryegrass Study 2015, Nick Christians and Dan Strey

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Evaluation of Select Herbicides on Non-bearing Crops, Diana Cochran

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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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2015 Home Demonstration Garden, Cynthia Haines

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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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Horticulture Research Station Summary, Nick Howell

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Plans for a Horticulture Garden at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, Nick Howell

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Effects of Reduced Tillage and Split Fertilizer Application in Organic Broccoli and Pepper Production Systems, Dana Jokela and Ajay Nair

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Fall Cover Crop Influence on Spring Potato Production, Ray Kruse and Ajay Nair

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Effects of Tillage and Cover Crops on Muskmelon Production and Food Safety, John Krzton-Presson, Ajay Nair, and Angela Shaw

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Bacterial Wilt Management in Muskmelonusing Perimeter Trap Cropping, Hayley Nelson and Mark Gleason

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Organic Practices for the Production of Muskmelon, Hayley Nelson and Mark Gleason

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Evaluation of Grafted and Nongrafted Hybrid and Heirloom Tomatoes in a Midwest High-tunnel Production System, Kristine Neu and Ajay Nair

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Sixth Year Performance of Honeycrisp Grafted on 31 Dwarfing Rootstocks of the NC-140Regional Apple Rootstock Trial, Glen Rippke, Diana Cochran, and Lynn Schroeder

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Germination of Turf-Type Tall Fescue in ISU Compost, Dan Strey and Nick Christians

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

Submissions from 2015

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Mosquito and Arbovirus Activity in 2014, Lyric Bartholomay and Brendan Dunphy

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Final Year of Decade-long National Elm Trial, Jean Batzer and Mark Gleason

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Horticulture Research Station Orchard Assessment, Brandon Carpenter and Nick Howell

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NTEP Kentucky Bluegrass Study 2014, Nick Christians, Dan Strey, and Ryan Adams

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NTEP Perennial Ryegrass Study 2014, Nick Christians, Dan Strey, and Ryan Adams

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Fifth Year Performance of Honeycrisp Grafted on 31 Dwarfing Rootstocks of the NC-140 2010 Regional Apple Rootstock Trial, Diana Cochran, Paul Domoto, and Lynn Schroeder

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Fourth Year Performance of Honeycrisp on 31 Dwarfing Rootstocks of the NC-140 2010 Regional Apple Rootstock Trial, Paul Domoto and Lynn Schroeder

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Controlling Bacterial Wilt in Muskmelon with Perimeter Trap Cropping, Nick Flax, Jean Batzer, and Mark Gleason

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

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A Student-managed Horticultural Enterprise Hort 465: The Beginnings, Mark Honeyman, Nick Howell, and Malcom Robertson

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Horticulture Research Station Summary, Nick Howell

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Effects of Reduced Tillage and Split Fertilizer Application in Organic Broccoli and Pepper Production Systems, Dana Jokela and Ajay Nair

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Fall Cover Crop Influence on Spring Potato Production, Ray Kruse and Ajay Nair

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Summer Cover Crop Influence on Fall Vegetable Production, Ray Kruse and Ajay Nair

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Nest Substrates Influence Nest Temperature and Offspring Sex Ratio in Painted Turtles, Timothy Mitchell and Fredric Janzen

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Assessing Nitrogen Credits from Clover Cover Crops and Effects of Seed Inoculation, Ajay Nair, Kathleen Delate, Georgeanne Artz, and Corene Bregendahl

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Bok Choy Cultivar Trial for Spring High Tunnel Production, Ajay Nair, Dana Jokela, Ray Kruse, and Jennifer Tillman

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Effect of Plastic Mulch on Sweet Potato Yield and Quality, Ajay Nair, Jennifer Tillman, Ray Kruse, and Dana Jokela