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Since joining Practical Farmers of Iowa in 1999, Jan Libbey and Tim Landgraf have participated in 15 on-farm research trials. The importance of on-farm research for farm profitability was the center feature of their field day on August 14 in Kanahwa. Said Jan, “Partnerships we’ve found through PFI have a lot to do with the success we’ve […]

September 15, 2016 

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Five farmers compared two bell pepper varieties, Olympus and Revolution, to determine which produces better in Iowa’s climate. Each farm planted four randomized pairs of research plots, each pair with 10-20 plants of each variety.

December 21, 2015 

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Well, it certainly has taken me a just little longer than planned (self-directed sarcasm intended!) to write this summary of the Mustard Seed Community Farm field day (held July 25) — but it was such an excellent event, that the knowledge deserves to be shared! The title of the event, “Establishing On-Farm Pollinator Habitat,” is […]

December 2, 2015 

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For the past several years, roller-crimping a cereal rye cover crop before a summer vegetable cash crop has been attracting interests as a research topic at the Practical Farmers of Iowa Cooperators’ Meeting. A roller-crimper is a specialized tool designed by the Rodale Institute that, once the cover crop nearly reaches physiological maturity, simultaneously terminates a living cover crop and converts it to a […]

December 1, 2015 

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Learn how on-farm research can help you make better farm decisions at a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day Sept. 6, near Harlan For Release: August 26, 2013 Download PDF (139 kB) View Fullscreen

August 26, 2013 

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Curious about on-farm research? Learn how to conduct your own experiments at a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day August 11, near West Branch For Release: August 1, 2013 Download PDF (136 kB) View Fullscreen

August 1, 2013 

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Practical Farmers of Iowa on-farm research will feature 44 projects on 67 farms in 2013For Release: May 28, 2013 Download PDF (135 kB) View Fullscreen

May 28, 2013 

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Practical Farmers of Iowa on-farm research program will feature 80 farmers participating in 53 projects in 2012For Release: May 25, 2012 Download PDF (165 kB) View Fullscreen

May 25, 2012 

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Practical Farmers of Iowa Launches 33 On-Farm Research ProjectsFor Release: May 26, 2011 Download PDF (360 kB) View Fullscreen

May 26, 2011 

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Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2011 Field Day Guide is hot off the press and features more than 35 on-farm learning opportunities throughout the state. The guide will be mailed later this week to all PFI members and is available now on line as a downloadable PDF. PFI field days showcase innovative farming practices, share on-farm […]

May 10, 2011 

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