McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Integrating Organic Soybean Production on Land Formerly in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Authors: Kathleen Delate (Iowa State University) , Cynthia A. Cambardella (USDA National Soil Tilth Lab) , L. James Secor (Iowa State University)

  • Integrating Organic Soybean Production on Land Formerly in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

    McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Integrating Organic Soybean Production on Land Formerly in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

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Abstract

Objectives of this research and education program included an examination of tillage and weed management operations for organic farming on CRP land. In 1999, an experiment was initiated at the ISU McNay Research and Demonstration Farm at Chariton, Iowa, to evaluate the effect of four tillage methods for organic soybean production on land formerly in CRP. After demonstrating the success of organic soybeans on CRP land in 1999 (average yield–49.3 bushels/acre), an expansion of this experiment was initiated in 2000 as a longer term study to examine crop rotations and weed management in organic systems on CRP land.

Keywords: Horticulture, Agronomy

How to Cite:

Delate, K. & Cambardella, C. A. & Secor, L. J., (2001) “Integrating Organic Soybean Production on Land Formerly in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2000(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2001
Peer Reviewed