Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm
The Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm is an invaluable facility for the cooperative federal-state corn breeding project at Iowa State University. We rely on the facility as one of our main testing locations in the northern part of Iowa. The corn breeding project at ISU has several goals. One of our most important is to educate graduate students for careers in plant breeding. We conduct basic research into the underlying genetics of important agronomic traits. We also develop and release improved germplasm to companies, other public breeding programs, and individuals. Research farms, like the one at Nashua, are vitally important to the achievement of all of these goals.
Iowa State University
Lamkey, Kendall and White, Paul R., "Corn Breeding Research" (2006). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1105.