2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports

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


Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Farm Summary

Michael W. Fiscus and Nathan Meyers

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports

Central Iowa Farm Summary

Kent R. Berns

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 7

A Brief History of the ISU Agricultural Endowment, 1937–2022

Carmen Bain and Mark S. Honeyman

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 9–11

BioCentury Research Farm Summary

Andrew A. Suby

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 13–14

ISU Compost Facility Update

Steve J. Jonas and Timothy R. Goode

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 15–17

Evaluating Chemical Treatments and Suppression Methods to Alter Red: Far Red in Perennial Groundcovers

Cynthia Bartel, Kenneth J. Moore, Shui-zhang Fei, Andrew Lenssen, Roger L. Hintz and Sam Kling

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 19–20

Evaluating Strip and No-Till Establishment and Maintenance of Perennial Groundcovers

Cynthia Bartel, Kenneth J. Moore, Shuizhang Fei, Andrew W. Lenssen, Roger L. Hintz and sam Kling

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 21–22

Evaluating Perennial Groundcover Establishment Methods and Timing to Reach Successful Stands Within Corn/Soybean Cropping System Constraints

Cynthia Bartel, Kenneth J. Moore, Shuizhang Fei, Andrew W. Lenssen, Roger L. Hintz and Sam Kling

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 23–24

Corncob-Amended Woodchip Bioreactors Showed Improved Nitrate Removals in a Pilot-scale Study

Michelle L. Soupir and Ji Yeow Law

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 25

Greensnap and Stand Reduction Effects on Corn Yield

Mark A. Licht and Fernando Marcos

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 27–28

Soybean Yield Under N and S Fertilization

Mark A. Licht and Fernando Marcos

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 29

Oat and Cereal Rye Variety Trials

Lydia English, Stefan Gailans and Michael W. Fiscus

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 31–32

Sorghum Breeding Program for Biofuel Production

Maria G. Salas Fernandez and Joshua Kemp

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 33–34

Dual-Chamber Bioreactor: Evaluation of Nitrate Removal Dynamics and Unintended Byproducts

Lindsey Hartfiel and Michelle L. Soupir

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 35

Effect of Nutrients and Fungicide Seed Treatments on Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome and Grain Yield

Shrishail S. Navi and Steven Harris

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 37–38

Long-Term Assessment of Miscanthus Productivity and Sustainability (LAMPS)

Nicholas N. Boersma

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 39–40

Evaluation of Bt Corn and RNA Interference Technology for Management of Larval Corn Rootworm in Central

Aaron J. Gassmann and Ben Brenizer

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 41–42

On-Farm Demonstration Trial: Crop Production Studies Soybean Date of Planting Trials

Mike Witt, Andrew Weaver, Brandon Zwiefel, Ken T. Pecinovsky, Zachary Koopman, Craig Riesberg, Ryan Farmer, Gary Thompson and Chad Hesseltine

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 45–46

On-Farm Demonstration Trial: Crop Production Studies Soybean Population Trials

Mike Witt, Zachary Koopman, Craig Riesberg and Gary Thompson

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 47–48

On-Farm Demonstration Trial: Fertility and Soil Studies NACHURS Triple Option® on Soybean Trials

Mike Witt, Zachary Koopman and Craig Riesberg

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 49–50

On-Farm Demonstration Trial: Growth Promoter Studies Envita™ Corn and Soybean Trials

Mike Witt, Zachary Koopman, Ken T. Pecinovsky and Gary Thompson

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 51–52

On-Farm Demonstration Trial: Growth Promoter Studies Humic Acid on Soybean Trials

Mike Witt, Zachary Koopman and Gary Thompson

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 53–54

Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm


Farm and Weather Summary

Matt Groves

2022-02-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 5-6

Effectiveness of Foliar Fungicides by Timing on Foliar Diseases on Hybrid Corn

Alison E. Robertson, Matt Groves and Ryan Farmer

2022-02-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 7-8

Comparison of Organic and Conventional Crops, Neely-Kinyon Long-term Agroecological Research (LTAR) Site

Kathleen Delate, Henry Franzen and Randy J. Breach

2022-02-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 9-13

Oat and Cereal Rye Variety Trials

Lydia English, Stefan Gailans and Randy J. Breach

2022-02-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 15-16

Sorghum Breeding Program for Biofuel Production

Maria G. Salas Fernandez and Joshua Kemp

2022-02-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 19-20

Soybean Yield Under S Fertilization

Mark A. Licht and Fernando Marcos

2022-02-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 21-22

Soybean Yield Under Herbicide and Row Spacing Management

Mark A. Licht and Fernando Marcos

2022-02-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 23

Corn and Soybean Yield Under Humic Acid Application

Mark A. Licht and Fernando Marcos

2022-02-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 25

Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Trial

Mark A. Licht and Fernando Marcos

2022-02-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 27

On-Farm Demonstration Trial: Cover Crop Studies Interseeding Cover Crops Trials

Mike Witt, Andrew Weaver and Ryan Farmer

2022-02-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 29-30

On-Farm Demonstration Trial: Crop Production Studies Soybean Date of Planting Trials

Mike Witt, Andrew Weaver, Brandon Zwiefel, Ken T. Pecinovsky, Zack A, Koopman, Craig Riesberg, Ryan Farmer, Gary Thompson and Chad Hesseltine

2022-02-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 31-33

Horticulture Research Station


Farm and Weather Summary

Nick Howell

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 5–6

Effect of Soil Mulching and Cultivar for Improved Winter Squash Production

Shillah Kwikiiriza, Gail R. Nonnecke, Francis Akitwine, Lee Burras and Ajay Nair

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 7–8

Reuniting the Three Sisters: Native American Intercropping, Seed Saving, and Plant Health

Emma Herrighty, Derrick Kapayou, Valeria Cano Camacho, Ajay Nair, Christina Gish Hill, Marshall McDaniel and Donna Winham

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 9–11

Spring High Tunnel Lettuce Production in Iowa

Rachel Perry, Ajay Nair, Nick Howell and Brandon H. Carpenter

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 13–14

Evaluating Mini-Butternut Cultivars in the Upper Midwest

Anne Carey and Ajay Nair

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 15–17

NC-140 Dwarf Apple Rootstock Evaluation and Trial—2021

Brandon H. Carpenter, Gail R. Nonnecke, Suzanne Slack, Shillah Kwikiiriza and Olivia Meyer

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 19–20

Impacts of Varying Biochar Rates With and without Compost of Pepper and Cauliflower Yields

Taylor Mauch and Ajay Nair

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 21–23

Appropriate Spinach Cultivars for Spring Planting

Anne Carey and Ajay Nair

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 25–27

Evaluating Planting Season and Rootball Manipulation on Container-grown Tree Transplant Success

Grant Thompson and Cody McKune

2021-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 29–30

Insect Diversity in Manure-Treated Prairie

Melanie Bogert, Lisa A. Schulte-Moore, John C. Tyndall and Matthew E. O'Neal

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 31–32

Kentucky Bluegrass Full Sun Cultivar Evaluation Trial—2021

Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, Ben Pease and Thomas Gould

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 33–34

NTEP Perennial Ryegrass Study—2021

Nick Christians, Adam Thoms, Ben Pease and Thomas Gould

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 35–37

Creeping Bentgrass Fairway Cultivar Evaluation Trial

Adam Thoms, Thomas Gould, A.J. Lindsey and Nick Christians

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 39–40

Fine Fescue Full Sun Cultivar Evaluation Trial

Adam Thoms, Thomas Gould, A.J. Lindsey and Nick Christians

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 41–42

Fine Fescue Shaded Cultivar Evaluation Trial

Adam Thoms, Thomas Gould, A.J. Lindsey, Nick Christians and Ben Pease

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 43–44

Kentucky Bluegrass Shade Cultivar Evaluation Trial

Adam Thoms, Thomas Gould, A.J. Lindsey, Nick Christians and Ben Pease

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 45–46

Tall Fescue Non-Traffic Cultivar Evaluation Trial

Adam Thoms, Thomas Gould, A.J. Lindsey and Nick Christians

2022-06-01 2021 Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports • 47–49