Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm
The Neely-Kinyon Long-term Agroecological Research (LTAR) site was established in 1998 to study the long-term effects of organic production in Iowa. Treatments at the LTAR site, replicated four times in a completely randomized design, include the following rotations: conventional Corn-Soybean (C-S), organic Corn-Soybean-Oats/Alfalfa (C-SO/A), organic Corn-Soybean-Oats/AlfalfaAlfalfa (C-S-O/A-A) and Corn-SoybeanCorn-Oats/Alfalfa (C-SB-C-O/A). On April 13, 2011, Badger oats were underseeded with BR Goldfinch alfalfa at a rate of 90 lb/acre and 15 lb/acre, respectively. Following harvest of the organic corn plots in 2010, winter rye was no-till drilled at a rate of 75 lb/acre on October 20, 2010.
Iowa State University
Delate, Kathleen; Petersen, Jacob; McKern, Andrea; and Schwarte, Kirk, "Comparison of Organic and Conventional Crops at the Neely-Kinyon Long-term Agroecological Research Site" (2012). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 2.