Practical Farmers of Iowa seeking on-farm research participants


Midwestern farmers using soil health practices can take part in research projects focused on nitrogen use and cover crops this growing season.

Practical Farmers of Iowa senior research manager Stefan Gailans says they are seeking corn growers to explore whether practices like cover crops or no-till support using less nitrogen fertilizer.

“What this project is testing really is can a farmer maintain or improve their corn yields with less fertilizer thanks to the soil health practices they’ve been using over the last few years.”

He tells Brownfield another on-farm research project involves cover crops exclusively.

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