Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

Northwest Iowa On-Farm Research

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Production agriculture faces many changes from year to year. These changes provide producers with potentials of better crops, better yields, and more profit. Often a producer asks, “How much is this new changing technology going to be beneficial to my operation?” Through a cooperative effort, the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms, Iowa State University Extension, and the Northwest Iowa Experimental Association have formed a new pilot program known as the Northwest Iowa On-Farm Research Project. The counties of Sioux, Lyon, Osceola, and Buena Vista are the focus of this project. These counties are the most affected by the discontinuation of research at the Doon Farm. This project has been established to keep research ongoing for northwest Iowa and to help farmers answer important questions that relate to their farming practices. This project will be an effective tool for providing extension staff with information to answer some of these questions. In particular, results will be shared with the cooperators and other producers in the area to determine if yield responses vary from county to county.


How to Cite: DeJong, J. L. & Sievers, J. L. (2006) “Northwest Iowa On-Farm Research”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports. 2005(1).