Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

Central Iowa Farm Summary

Author: Kent R. Berns (Iowa State University)

  • Central Iowa Farm Summary

    Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

    Central Iowa Farm Summary

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Abstract

The Central Iowa Farms consist of farmland in Story and Boone counties. There were 2,376 crop acres under Central Farms management in 2021, with 445 acres devoted to intensive plot research. The additional acres were used for large-scale research, equipment testing, silage production, and manure application. The student-managed Ag 450 Farm rented approximately 185 acres and sharecropped another 20 acres. The Ag 450 Farm also was hired to perform custom farm work on a portion of the Central Iowa Farms. Central Iowa Farms purchased a class seven combine to be used in large field harvest. CaseIH gifted a Tigermate 255 Field Cultivator equipped with AFS Soil Command.

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Berns, K. R., (2022) “Central Iowa Farm Summary”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2021(1), 7.

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01 Jun 2022