This page lists reports from the McNay Memorial 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 South Central Iowa, Mahdi Al-Kaisi and David Kwaw-Mensah

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

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

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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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Southern Iowa Grazing and Forage Budgets for Beef Cows, Logan Wallace

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

Submissions from 2017

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Corn Date of Planting and Maturity in South Central Iowa, Mark A. Licht and Nick Piekema

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Soybean Date of Planting and Maturity in South Central Iowa, Mark A. Licht and Nick Piekema

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Long-Term Potassium Fertilization Effects on Yield of Corn and Soybean in South Central Iowa, Antonio Mallarino, Ryan R. Oltmans, and Nicholas Piekema

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

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Summary, Nick Piekema and Kevin Maher

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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 L. Hellmich

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Seasonal and Rotational Influences on Corn Nitrogen Fertilization in South Central Iowa, John E. Sawyer and Daniel Barker

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Southern Iowa Grazing and Forage Accounting for Beef Cows at the ISU McNay Research Farm, Logan Wallace and Mark S. Honeyman

Submissions from 2016

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

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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

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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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Corn Date of Planting and Maturity in South Central Iowa, Mark Licht and Nick Piekema

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Soybean Date of Planting and Maturity in South Central Iowa, Mark Licht and Nick Piekema

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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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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Summary, Nicholas Piekema and Kevin Maher

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

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Corn and Soybean Yield Response to Micronutrients in Southern Iowa, Antonio Mallarino, Pablo Barbieri, Joshua Enderson, Ryan Oltmans, and Nicholas Piekema

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans in South Central Iowa, Daren Mueller, Stith Wiggs, and Warren Pierson

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Summary, Nick Piekema and Kevin Maher

Submissions from 2014

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

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Corn and Soybean Response to the Micronutrients Boron, Manganese, and Zinc Applied to the Soil, Antonio P. Mallarino, Ryan R. Oltmans, Joshua T. Enderson, and Nicholas Piekema

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Summary, McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm, Nicholas Piekema, and Kevin Maher

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans in South Central Iowa, Daren S. Mueller, Warren L. Pierson, and Stith N. Wiggs

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

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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Injectable Vitamin A Effects on Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis in Beef Calves, Stacie A. Gould and Annette M. O'Connor

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Potassium Fertilizer Effects on Yield of Corn and Soybean and on Potassium Uptake and Recycling to the Soil, Antonio P. Mallarino, Ryan R. Oltmans, and Nicholas Piekema

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Cornstalk Strip Grazing Demonstration with Beef Cows, Dennis R. Maxwell

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides and Insecticides on Soybeans in South Central Iowa, Daren S. Mueller and Stith N. Wiggs

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Summary, Nicholas Piekema and Kevin Maher

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

Submissions from 2012

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Whole Genome Analysis of Pinkeye Scores in Angus Cattle, Kadir Kizilkaya, Richard G. Tait Jr., Dorian J. Garrick, Rohan L. Fernando, and James M. Reecy

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Summary, Nicholas Piekema and Kevin Maher

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

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Characterizing Overall Response to Two-shot Vaccination for BVDV Type 2 in Angus Weanling Calves, Richard G. Tait Jr., Erika Diane Downey, Mary Sue Mayes, Julia Ridpath, Dorian J. Garrick, and James M. Reecy

Submissions from 2011

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Long-term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity, Mahdi Al-Kaisi and Brad O'Neal

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Effects of Calf Age and Dam Age on Circulating BVDV II Antibody Levels Prior to Vaccination in Angus Weanling Calves, Erika Diane Downey, Richard G. Tait Jr., Mary Sue Mayes, Dorian J. Garrick, Julia Ridpath, and James M. Reecy

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Iowa Hoop Structures Used for Confined Beef Cattle Feeding: A Survey, Mark S. Honeyman and Jay D. Harmon

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Summary, Nicholas Piekema and Kevin Maher

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

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Modified Oil Soybean Test—South, Kevin O. Scholbrock

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Correlations between Carcass Traits and Mineral Concentrations in Angus Beef raised in Iowa, Richard G. Tait Jr., Qing Duan, Qi Liu, Mary Sue Mayes, Donald C. Beitz, and James M. Reecy

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The Suction Trap Network Documents Soybean Aphid Migrations, David Voegtlin

Submissions from 2010

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Regional Corn Planting Date Recommendations for Iowa, Lori Abendroth, Stephanie Marlay, Anthony J.W. Myers, Roger W. Elmore, and Robert C. Foster

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Incidence of Bovine Enterovirus, Coronavirus, and Group A Rotavirus, and Concentration of Total Coliforms in Midwestern Pasture Streams (Three-year Progress Report), Douglas Allen Bear, James R. Russell, Yong.-Il. Cho, Steven M. Ensley, and Kyoung-Jin Yoon

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Effects of Stocking Rate, Botanical Composition, and Stream Bank Erosion on the Physical Characteristics of the Streamside Zones of Pastures (Three-year Progress Report), Douglas Allen Bear, James R. Russell, Daniel G. Morrical, Mustafa Tufekcioglu, Thomas M. Isenhart, and John L. Kovar

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Cattle Temporal and Spatial Distribution in Midwestern Pastures Using Global Positioning (Three-year Progress Report), Douglas A. Bear, James R. Russell, and Daniel G. Morrical

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2009 Home Demonstration Gardens, Cynthia L. Haynes

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Supplemental Feeding of Mixed Co-products to Grazing Heifers, Daniel D. Loy, Ashley Thompson, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Joe Sellers, Kevin Maher, Dennis R. Maxwell, and Sam Ruble

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Update on Soybean Rust in Iowa, Daren S. Mueller

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Summary, L. James Secor

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Bale Feeder Demonstration, Joe Sellers, Kevin Maher, Dennis R. Maxwell, and Sam Ruble

Submissions from 2009

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Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effect on Yield and Soil Carbon, Mahdi Al-Kaisi

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Incidence of Bovine Enterovirus, Coronavirus, and Group A Rotavirus, and Concentration of Fecal Coliforms in Midwestern Pasture Streams, Douglas A. Bear, Yong-Il Cho, James R. Russell, Steven M. Ensley, and Kyoung-Jin Yoon

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Cattle Temporal and Spatial Distribution in Midwestern Pastures using Global Positioning (A Progress Report), Douglas Allen Bear and James R. Russell

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Effects of Stocking Rate and Botanical Composition on the Physical Characteristics of the Riparian Zones of Pastures (A Two-Year Progress Report), Douglas Allen Bear, James R. Russell, Daniel G. Morrical, Mustafa Tufekcioglu, Thomas M. Isenhart, and John L. Kovar

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2008 Home Demonstration Gardens, Cynthia L. Haynes and Emilie Justen

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Staff, McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

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Research Farm Projects, McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

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Pasture Supplementation of Dakota BranTM Pelleted Distillers Product to Growing Heifers in Southern Iowa, Chris Moore, Daniel D. Loy, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Joe Sellers, Kevin Maher, and Dennis R. Maxwell

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

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Environmental Factors Impacting Response to Bovine Viral Diarrhea Vaccines in Angus Calves, Matthew Schneider, Richard G. Tait Jr., James M. Reecy, and Julia Ridpath

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Farm and Weather Summary, L. James Secor

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Evaluation of Mixing Wet Distillers Grains with Ground Hay in a Bunker and Covering Modified Distillers Grains to Extend Storage Life—A Demonstration Project, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Daniel D. Loy, Joe Sellers, Kevin Maher, and Dennis R. Maxwell

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Use of Wet Distillers Grains with Solubles Mixed with Ground Hay and Bunker Stored in a Heifer Development Program, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Daniel D. Loy, Joe Sellers, Kevin Maher, and Dennis R. Maxwell

Submissions from 2008

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Long-term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects on Yield and Soil Carbon, Mahdi Al-Kaisi

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Mosquito Surveillance, Brendan M. Dunphy, Brad Tucker, and Lyric Bartholomay

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Impact of Grazing Management on Cattle Distribution and Physical Characteristics of the Riparian Zones of Pastures, Mathew M. Haan, James R. Russell, and Douglas A. Bear

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2007 Home Demonstration Gardens, Cynthia L. Haynes

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Pasture Supplementation of Distillers Dried Grains to Growing Heifers in Southern Iowa, Daniel D. Loy, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Daniel G. Morrical, Joe Sellers, Dennis R. Maxwell, Kevin Maher, and L. James Secor

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Staff, McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

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Research Farm Projects, McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

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Legume Re-Establishment in Pastures after the Application of Residual Herbicides, Kenneth J. Moore, Roger L. Hintz, and Byron B. Sleugh

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

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Farm and Weather Summary, L. James Secor

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Evaluation of Bagging to Extend Storage Life of Wet and Modified Distillers Grains—A Demonstration Project, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Daniel D. Loy, Daniel G. Morrical, Joe Sellers, and Dennis R. Maxwell

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Modified Distillers Grain with Solubles Stored for an Extended Period in a Silo Bag used to Develop Breeding Heifers, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Daniel D. Loy, Daniel G. Morrical, Joe Sellers, and Dennis R. Maxwell

Submissions from 2007

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Corn Planting Date, Lori Abendroth, Roger W. Elmore, and Leslie Freehill

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Effects of Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation on Yield and Soil Carbon, Mahdi Al-Kaisi and Mark A. Licht

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Mosquito Surveillance, Lyric Bartholomay

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2006 Home Demonstration Gardens, Cynthia L. Haynes

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A Project to Produce Calves from Selected Historical Angus Bulls, Mark S. Honeyman, Dennis R. Maxwell, and Kevin Maher

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Storage Project of Wet Distillers Grains, Daniel D. Loy, Daniel G. Morrical, Daryl R. Strohbehn, and Joe Sellers

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McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm Staff, McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

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Research Farm Projects, McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

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Heritability of Genetic Resistance to Bovine Respiratory Diseases, James M. Reecy and Matthew Schneider

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IBK (pinkeye) in Black Angus Cattle, Jose E. Rodriguez, Abebe Hassen, Richard G. Tait Jr., and James M. Reecy