Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farm
In 1999, the Allee Demonstration Farm was the first ISU farm to meet certified organic production standards and to certify acreage through the Organic Crop Improvement Association. In 2001, the State of Iowa (IDALS) certified the farm through its Organic Certification Program. In 2000, a soybean variety trial was planted to land formerly in alfalfa. Soybean yields averaged 41 bushels/acre. In 2001, soybean ground was rotated to a corn variety trail, using NC+ Organics (Lincoln, NE) corn varieties.
Iowa State University
Delate, Kathleen; Friedrich, Heather; and Rossiter, Lyle T., "Evaluation of Corn Varieties for Certified Organic Production—Allee Trial, 2001" (2002). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1607.