This page lists reports from the Western 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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Soil Moisture, Joel DeJong

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On-Farm Plant Growth Regulator DemonstrationTrials in Corn and Soybean, Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Chris Beedle, and Lyle Rossiter

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Demonstration Trials, Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Jim Rogers, and Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Corn and SoybeanFertilizer Demonstration Trials, Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Jim Rogers, Cody Schneider, Tyler Mitchell, Chris Beedle, Lyle T. Rossiter, and Josh Michel

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Demonstration Trials, Jim Fawcett, Andrew Weaver, Lyle Rossiter, Chris Beedle, Matthew L. Schnabel, Zack Koopman, Cody Schneider, and Tyler Mitchell

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Finishing Pigs for Niche Market in Bedded Hoop Barns: A Breakeven Budget, Mark Honeyman and Chris Beedle

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Effects of Dietary Protein on Performance of Pigs for Niche Markets: A Summer Trial, Mark Honeyman, Chris Beedle, and Pete Lammers

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Demonstration Trials:Relationships and Partnerships–2017, Zack Koopman, Jim Rogers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, Josh Michel, Brandon Zwiefel, Tyler Mitchell, Andrew Weaver, Cody Schneider, Chris Beedle, and Mike Witt

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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 C. Kassel, Dan Loy, Joe Sellers, and Mike Witt

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

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Western Research Farm Summary, Western Iowa Experimental Farm Association and Chris Beedle

Submissions from 2017

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Soil Moisture, Joel DeJong

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fertilizer Trials, Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Jim Rogers

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Planter Trials, Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Lyle Rossiter

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Trials, Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Joel DeJong, and Cody Schneider

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Grazing Demonstration in Western Iowa, Mark Honeyman and Chris Beedle

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Growth and Carcass Characteristics of High-Lean Finishing Pigs Fed Reduced Lysine Diets in Bedded Hoop Barns, Peter Lammers, David Stender, and Mark Honeyman

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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survivalon Nine Native Milkweed Species Duringthe 2016 Breeding Season, Victoria Pocius, Diane Debinski, and Richard Hellmich

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2016, Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Joel DeJong, and Chris Beedle

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Western Research Farm Summary, Western Iowa Experimental Farm Association and Chris Beedle

Submissions from 2016

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Update: ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trails, Chris Beedle

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Western Farm Research Summary, Chris Beedle

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Evaluation of Soybean Varieties in the Northern SCN Regional Soybean Test—SCN Regional Test IIin West Central Iowa, Sylvia Cianzio, Peter Lundeen, Ryan Budnik, and Greg Gebhart

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Soil Moisture, Joel DeJong and Paul Kassel

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A Carbon Assessment of Iowa State University Farms Soils, Catherine DeLong and Lee Burras

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Management Trials, Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Chris Beedle, and Lance Miller

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Fungicide Trials, Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Lance Miller, Matt Schnabel, and Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Fertilizer Trials, Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Jim Rogers, Lance Miller, Tyler Mitchell, Chris Beedle, and Lyle Rossiter

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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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Grazing Demonstrations in Western Iowa, Mark Honeyman, Chris Beedle, Dallas Maxwell, and Pete Lammers

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships–2015, Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, Chris Beedle, Micah Smidt, Matt Schnabel, Karl Nicolaus, Tyler Mitchell, Lance Miller, Jim Rogers, and Zack Koopman

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Documenting Efficiencies of Heavyweight Market Pigs in Bedded Hoop Barns, David Stender, Wayne Roush, Chris Beedle, and Mark Honeyman

Submissions from 2015

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Weather and Growing Season Summary, 2014, Chris Beedle

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On-Farm Soybean Seed Treatment Trials, Jim Fawcett, Zack Koopman, Lance Miller, Wayne Roush, and Josh Sievers

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On-Farm Soybean Seed Treatment Trials, Jim Fawcett, Zack Koopman, Lance Miller, Wayne Roush, and Josh Sievers

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On-Farm Corn Rootworm Trials, Jim Fawcett, Zack Koopman, Wayne Roush, and Josh Sievers

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On-Farm Corn Rootworm Trials, Jim Fawcett, Zack Koopman, Wayne Roush, and Josh Sievers

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On-Farm Soybean Fungicide Trials, Jim Fawcett, Lance Miller, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, Josh Sievers, Micah Smidt, and Matt Schnabel

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On-Farm Soybean Fungicide Trials, Jim Fawcett, Lance Miller, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, Josh Sievers, Micah Smidt, and Matt Schnabel

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On-Farm Corn Fertilizer Trials, Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, and Josh Sievers

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On-Farm Corn Fertilizer Trials, Jim Fawcett, Jim Rogers, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, and Josh Sievers

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On-Farm Corn Population Trials, Jim Fawcett, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, and Zack Koopman

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On-Farm Corn Population Trials, Jim Fawcett, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, and Zack Koopman

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On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Corn and Soybean Trials, Jim Fawcett, John Sawyer, Lance Miller, Jim Rogers, and Wayne Roush

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On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Corn and Soybean Trials, Jim Fawcett, John Sawyer, Lance Miller, Jim Rogers, and Wayne Roush

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Management Trials, Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, and Wayne Roush

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On-Farm Corn and Soybean Management Trials, Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, and Wayne Roush

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On-Farm Cover Crop Trials, Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Wayne Roush, and Brian Lang

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On-Farm Cover Crop Trials, Jim Fawcett, Josh Sievers, Wayne Roush, and Brian Lang

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Diesel Fuel Consumption during Tractor Operations, H. Mark Hanna and Dana Schweitzer

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Update: ISU FARM Network, Wayne Roush

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Western Research Farm Summary, Wayne Roush

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ISU On-Farm Cooperator Trials: Relationships and Partnerships, Josh Sievers, Lyle Rossiter, Wayne Roush, Micah Smidt, Matt Schnabel, Lance Miller, Jim Rogers, and Zack Koopman

Submissions from 2014

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Biochar and Managed Perennial Ecosystems: Testing for Synergy in Ecosystem Function and Biodiversity, Lori A. Biederman and W. Stanley Harpole

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Soil Moisture, Joel L. DeJong, Joel L. DeJong, and Paul C. Kassel

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Archaeological Field School at the Hennings Site, Matthew G. Hill

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Update: ISU FARM Network, Wayne B. Roush

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Weather and Growing Season Summary, Wayne B. Roush

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Growth Performance and Ultrasonic Scan of Purebred Berkshire Pigs Housed in Hoop Buildings in Iowa (Trials 3 and 4), P. Matthew Swantek, David R. Stender, John W. Mabry, Mark S. Honeyman, and Wayne B. Roush

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Western Research Farm Summary, Western Iowa Experimental Farm Association and Wayne B. Roush

Submissions from 2013

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Biochar and Managed Perennial Ecosystems: Testing for Synergy in Ecosystem Function and Biodiversity, Lori A. Biederman and W. Stanley Harpole

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Soil Moisture, Joel L. DeJong and Paul C. Kassel

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Adding a Second Native Prairie Seed Addition to Improve Established Restorations, Leanne M. Martin and Brian J. Wilsey

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Optimum Soybean Planting Date, Wayne B. Roush

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Update: ISU FARM Network, Wayne B. Roush

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Weather and Growing Season Summary, Wayne B. Roush

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Western Research Farm Summary, Western Iowa Experimental Farm Association

Submissions from 2012

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Biochar and Managed Perennial Ecosystems, Lori A. Biederman and W. Stanley Harpole

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Soybean Yield Response to Rhizobium Inoculation on Converted Grass Pasture, Joel L. DeJong and Wayne B. Roush

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Weather and Growing Season Summary, Joel L. DeJong and Wayne B. Roush

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Effects of Bedding on Pig Performance, Mark S. Honeyman and John F. Patience

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Yields of Corn, Soybeans, and Alfalfa in Western Iowa: 1990 to 2011, Mark S. Honeyman and Wayne B. Roush

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Developing Berkshire Market Pig Growth Curves, Peter J. Lammers, John W. Mabry, Mark S. Honeyman, P. Matthew Swantek, and Wayne B. Roush

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Improving Prairie Restorations, Leanne M. Martin and Brian J. Wilsey

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Optimum Soybean Planting Date, Wayne B. Roush

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The New ISU Farm Network, Wayne B. Roush

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Western Research Farm Summary, Wayne B. Roush

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Species Diversity is a Good Predictor of Prairie Plant Persistence in Restorations, Brian J. Wilsey, Yue Huang, and Leanne M. Martin

Submissions from 2011

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Corn Plant Populations, 2007 through 2010, Mark A. Licht

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Soybean Planting Dates and Populations, Mark A. Licht

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Insects and Disease Update, Mark A. Licht, Joel L. DeJong, and Wayne B. Roush

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Weather and Growing Season Summary, Mark A. Licht, Joel L. DeJong, and Wayne B. Roush

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Native Cover Crops and Timing of Planting: Three Years of Establishment, Leanne M. Martin and Brian J. Wilsey

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On-farm Research in Western Iowa, Wayne B. Roush

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Western Research Farm Summary, Wayne B. Roush

Submissions from 2010

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Increasing Native Plant Species Richness can Increase Ecosystem Multifunctionality under Intense Livestock Grazing, Forest I. Isbell and Brian J. Wilsey

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Soybean Planting Dates and Populations, Mark A. Licht

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Weather and Growing Season Summary, Mark A. Licht

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Western Research Farm Summary, Wayne B. Roush

Submissions from 2009

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Corn Residue Removal Effects on Grain Yield and Soil Quality, Mahdi Al-Kaisi

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Progress Report: Effects of Condensed Corn Distillers Solubles on Steer Performance and Carcass Composition, Adam J. Conover, Tsengeg Purevjav, Megan E. Jedlicka, M. Peter Hoffman, Garland R. Dahlke, and Wayne B. Roush

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Progress Report: Pasture Finishing of Beef Steers Using Contemporary Feedlot Protocols, Garland R. Dahlke, M. Peter Hoffman, Adam J. Conover, and Wayne B. Roush

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Maximizing DDGS for Finishing Pigs in Bedded Hoop Barns: Trial One, Mark S. Honeyman, David R. Stender, Wayne B. Roush, and Don Hummel

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Exotic Species and Overgrazing Can Drive Declines in Grassland Biodiversity and Productivity, Forest I. Isbell and Brian J. Wilsey

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Performance and Carcass Traits of Market Beef Cattle Supplemented Self-Fed Byproducts on Pasture: A Progress Report, Daniel Kiesling, Daniel G. Morrical, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Mark S. Honeyman, Darrell Busby, Joe Sellers, and Dallas L. Maxwell

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Corn Plant Populations, Mark A. Licht

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Soybean Planting Dates and Populations, Mark A. Licht

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Crop Insects and Disease in 2008, Mark A. Licht and Wayne B. Roush

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Weather and Growing Season Summary, 2008, Mark A. Licht and Wayne B. Roush