Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm
Many farmers are interested in using manure and compost as sources of nutrients and microbial populations that are necessary for nutrient cycling in agroecosystems. Compost and synthetic fertilizer effects on corn yields and soil fertility have been compared in a Practical Farmers of Iowa cooperative trial at the Neely-Kinyon Farm since 1999.
Iowa State University
Delate, Kathleen; Friedrich, Heather; Cambardella, Cynthia A.; Richard, Thomas; Exner, Derrick N.; and Burcham, Robert, "Compost Rate Study at the Neely-Kinyon LTAR Site, 2002" (2003). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1447.