Research Protocols

Research Protocols

See the methods and experimental designs cooperators are using to conduct research to answer their most challenging questions on their farms. Results of these research projects are analyzed and summarized in Research reports.

NameYearProgram Area
Interseeding Clover Cover Crop to Corn in Early Summer2021Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Summer-Seeded Cover Crop Mixes in Field Pea-Corn System2021Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Red Clover, Balansa Clover and Summer-Mix Cover Crops in Rye-Corn System2021Icon FieldCrops Icon SmallGrains Icon CoverCrops
Identifying Nectar Resources on Farms2020
Inclusion of Oats in Finishing Beef Rations2020Icon Livestock Icon SmallGrains
Row Cover for Pest Control in Butternut Squash2020Icon Horticulture
Potting Soil Comparison2020Icon Horticulture
Spinach Variety Trial2020Icon Horticulture
Winstrip vs Soil Blocks2020Icon Horticulture
Comparing Ginger Production2020Icon Horticulture
Pruned vs Un-Pruned Tomato2020Icon Horticulture
Compaction Mitigation2020Icon Horticulture
Landscape Fabric vs Straw in Tomato2020Icon Horticulture
Cabbage Variety Trial2020Icon Horticulture
Spring-Seeded Cereal Rye Companion Cover Crop for Organic Soybeans2020Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Rotary Hoeing Oats2020Icon CoverCrops Icon SmallGrains
Red/Alsike Clover vs. Summer-Mix Cover Crops in Wheat-Corn System2020Icon FieldCrops Icon SmallGrains
Icon CoverCrops
Red/Alsike Clover vs. Berseem/Crimson Clover Cover Crops in Rye-Corn System2020Icon FieldCrops Icon SmallGrains Icon CoverCrops
Reduced N Rate to Corn After Repeated Use of Cover Crops2020Icon FieldCrops Icon CoverCrops
Planting Corn in 60-in. Row-Widths for Interseeding Cover Crop2020Icon FieldCrops Icon CoverCrops
Nitrogen Fertilizer for Oats2020Icon SmallGrains Icon FieldCrops
Planting Corn in Skip-Row Arrangement for Interseeding Cover Crops2020Icon FieldCrops
Keeton Seed Firmers for Organic Corn Emergence and Weed Control2020Icon FieldCrops
Oat and Winter Wheat Variety Trial Performance: Selector Tool2020Icon SmallGrains
Nitrogen Credit from Clover Cover Crop in Oat-Corn System2020Icon FieldCrops Icon SmallGrains Icon CoverCrops
Interseeding Cover Crops to Corn in Early Summer2020Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Interseeded Oats, Rye, Buckwheat in Seed Corn for Weed Control2020Icon CoverCrops
Evaluate Supplemental Sulfur to improve Corn Yield2020Icon FieldCrops
Effect of Planting Corn into Green Cereal Rye Cover Crop on Seedling Disease, Stalk Rot and Yield2020Icon FieldCrops
Terminating Cereal Rye Cover Crop After Seeding Soybeans (Or Not!)2020Icon FieldCrops
Are Soybean Seed Treatments Justified?2020Icon FieldCrops
Economic and Soil Health Impacts of Grazing
Cover Crops
2019Icon LivestockIcon CoverCrops
Economic and Soil Health Impacts of Grazing
Different Cover Crop Mixes
2019Icon LivestockIcon CoverCrops
Economic and Soil Health Impacts of Contract
Grazing Cover Crops
2019Icon LivestockIcon CoverCrops
Replacing Corn with Hybrid Rye in
Feeder Pig Rations
2019Icon Livestock
Demonstration Project:
Buckwheat as a Nurse Crop for Sweet Potato
2019Icon Horticulture
Summer Cabbage Variety Trial
2019Icon Horticulture
Cauliflower Variety Trial
2019Icon Horticulture
Heirloom Tomato Field and High Tunnel
Variety Trial
2019Icon Horticulture
Sheep Grazing Cover Crops to Improve Zucchini
Yield
2019Icon Horticulture
One-Cut Lettuce Variety Trial 2019Icon Horticulture
Organic Control of Vine Borer in Winter Squash
2019Icon Horticulture
Sweet Potato Enterprise Budget
2019Icon Horticulture
Decomposition of Tea as a Soil Health
Indicator in Agroforestry Systems
2019Icon Horticulture
Interseeding Date for Cereal Rye Cover
Crop in Seed Corn
2019Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Nitrogen Rate for Corn After Repeated
Use of Cover Crops
2019Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Spring Seeding Date for Cereal Rye for
Weed Control in Organic Soybeans
2019Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Spring-Seeded Oat and Faba Bean Cover
Crops Before Corn
2019Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Spring-Seeded Cereal Rye for Weed
Control in Soybeans
2019Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Terminating Cover Crops After Seeding
Soybeans
2019Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Planting Corn in 60-in. Row-Widths for
Interseeding Cover Crops
2019Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Camelina as a Cover Crop2019Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Cereal Rye Cover Crop for Reducing
Herbicides in Soybeans
2019Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Cereal Rye Cover Crop Seeding Date and Rate Comparison2019Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Cereal Rye Cover Crop for Reducing
Herbicides in Soybeans
2019Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
MycoApply Soil Inoculant for Corn
and Soybeans
2019Icon FieldCrops
Spring Seeded Cereal Rye Cover Crop
Seeding Rate for Organic Soybeans
2019Icon FieldCrops
Cherry Tomato Enterprise Budget2018Icon Horticulture
Enterprise Budget: Field and High Tunnel Tomatoes2018Icon Horticulture
High Tunnel Variety Trial2018Icon Horticulture
Summer Lettuce Germination Trial2018Icon Horticulture
Mycorrhizal Inoculant in Onion Transplants2018Icon Horticulture
Fertility Trial in Romanesco2018Icon Horticulture
Sheep Grazing Cover Crop for Better Brassica Yield2018Icon CoverCropsIcon GrazingIcon Horticulture
Economic Impact of Soybeans vs. Grazed Forage Annuals2018Icon FieldCropsIcon GrazingIcon Livestock
Hybrid Rye Versus Corn in Feeder Pigs2018Icon LivestockIcon SmallGrains
Soil Health in Grazed CRP Land2018Icon Livestock
Cover Crops to Reduce Herbicide Use in Soybeans2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Cover Crop Termination Method and Date for Soybeans 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Co-seeding Corn with Clovers 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Co-seeding Silage Corn with Cowpeas2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Corn Following Cover Crop Planted in 15- vs. 30-in. Rows 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Interseeding Corn in 30- vs. 60-in. Rows 2018Icon FieldCrops
Corn Planting Date Following Cover Crop Termination2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Corn Planting Date Following Cover Crop Termination 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Cover Crop Termination Date Ahead of Corn 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Interseeding Corn in 30- vs. 60-in. Rows 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Nitrogen Rates for Interseeding Corn in 30- vs. 60-in. Rows 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Interseeding Corn with Cover Crop Mix at V2-V3 Stage 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
No-Till vs. Strip-Till Corn and N Rate Following Cover Crop 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
No-Till vs. Strip-Till Corn Following Twin-Row Cover Crop 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
No-Till vs. Strip-Till Corn and Side-dress Method Following Cover Crop 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Soybean Row-Width for Roll-Crimping Cover Crop 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Soybean Row-Width for Rolling Cover Crop 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Spring-Seeded Legume Cover Crops Ahead of Corn 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Terminating Cover Crop Twin Rows After Planting Corn 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Terminating Cover Crops After Seeding Soybeans 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Terminating Cover Crops After Seeding Soybeans 2018Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Carrot Fly Management 2018Icon Horticulture
Cauliflower Variety Trial2018Icon Horticulture
Summer Lettuce Variety Trial, 2018 2018Icon Horticulture
Economic and Soil Health Impacts of Grazing Cover Crops in Cattle Operations 2018Icon CoverCropsIcon Grazing Icon Livestock
Spring-Seeded Brassica Cover Crops2017Icon CoverCrops
Cover Crop and N Fertilizer Strategies for Corn Following Corn or Soybean2017Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Cover Crop and N Fertilizer Strategies for Corn2017Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Corn Leaf Architecture and Planting Population for Interseeded Cover Crops2017Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Do Cover Crops Increase Soil Health?2017Icon CoverCrops
Roller-Crimping Cover Crops and Soybean Row-Width2017Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Roll-Crimping Cover Crops and Soybean Planting Date2017Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Spraying vs Rolling Cover Crops and Soybean Row Width2017Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Spring-Seeded Cover Crops Ahead of Soybeans2017Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Planter Setting for Organic Corn2017Icon FieldCrops
Cereal Rye Hybrid Variety Trial2017Icon SmallGrains
Managing Black Rot with Accelerate Trial2017Icon FieldCrops
Enterprise Budgets: Cherry and Salad Tomatoes2017Icon Horticulture
Oat Cover Crop in Garlic, Year 22017Icon CoverCrops Icon Horticulture
High Tunnel Tomato Variety Trial, Year 22017Icon Horticulture
Summer Lettuce Variety Trial2017Icon Horticulture
Small-Scale No-Till Lettuce Trial2017Icon Horticulture
Sheep Grazing Cover Crop for Better Brassica Yield2017Icon CoverCrops Icon Grazing Icon Livestock
Comparing Establishment Methods for Strawberry Production, Year 12017Icon Horticulture
Scurf Control in Sweet Potato2017Icon Horticulture
Carrots in Deep Trench with Chopped Leaves2017Icon Horticulture
Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar in Dairy Cattle2017Icon Livestock
Nutrient Density Profiles for Conventional vs. Pasture-Raised Pork2017Icon Livestock
Pelleted Small Grains Fed to Pigs2017Icon LivestockIcon SmallGrains
Fungicide Demonstration in Cereal Rye and Winter Wheat 2016Icon SmallGrains
Will a Biological Soil Stimulant Improve Alfalfa Yield?2016Icon SmallGrains
Termination date of cereal rye cover crop ahead of corn 2016Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops Icon SmallGrains
Termination date of cereal rye cover crop ahead of soybeans2016Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops Icon SmallGrains
Cover crop and chicken litter to establish summer annual forage 2016Icon CoverCrops Icon Grazing
Interseeding cover crops in seed corn at the V3-6 stage 2016Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Nitrogen Rate Comparison in Corn Following Green Manure Cover Crop Mixes 2016Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Roller Crimped Cover Cropping Systems for Corn & Soybean Production 2016Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops
Fungicide and Plant Growth Regulator Trial for Cereal Rye Seed Production2016Icon SmallGrains
Plant Growth Regulator Trial for Cereal Rye Seed Production 2016Icon SmallGrains
Plant Growth Regulator Trial for Cereal Rye Seed Production 2016Icon SmallGrains
Winter Triticale Seeding Rate2016Icon CoverCrops
Broccoli Variety Trial2016Icon Horticulture
Mulch and Foliar Feed Trial in Butternut Squash and Tomato2016Icon Grazing Icon Horticulture
High Tunnel Determinate Tomato Variety Trial 2016Icon Horticulture
Clover as Living Cover in Walkways and Sideslopes of Double-Dug Beds 2016Icon CoverCrops
Annual Flowering Herbs for Pollinators 2016Icon Horticulture
Living Mulch in Cucumbers 2016Icon Horticulture
Alternative Free Choice Minerals for Goats, Spring and Summer 2016 2016Icon Livestock
Apple Cider Vinegar Supplementation 2016Icon Livestock
Monitoring Birds in Rotationally Grazed Pasture 2016Icon Grazing
Grazing Cover Crops and Crop Residue 2016Icon CoverCrops Icon FieldCrops Icon Grazing
Comparing Swine Vitamin and Mineral Premixes2016Icon Livestock
Sprouted Grains for Fodder 2016Icon Livestock Icon SmallGrains
Improving Cool-Season Pastures with Interseeding Annuals and Grazing, Spring-Fall 2016 2016Icon Grazing
Pasture Monitoring 2016Icon Grazing Icon Livestock
Pasture Monitoring –Transitioning CRP Land into Pasture Land 2016Icon Grazing
Pasture Monitoring –Transitioning CRP Land into Pasture Land 2016Icon Grazing
Controlling Invasive Species Using Different Management Methods 2016Icon Livestock
Red clover vs. Cover crop mix before corn2015Icon CoverCrops
Icon FieldCrops
Red clover vs. Cover crop mix before corn2015Icon CoverCrops
Icon FieldCrops
Three Crop Rotation Demonstration2015Icon FieldCropsIcon SmallGrains
Three Crop Rotation Demonstration2015Icon FieldCropsIcon SmallGrains
Accommodating Cover Crops With Short-Season Corn and Soybeans2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Accommodating Cover Crops With Short-Season Corn and Soybeans2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Demonstration of N-Watch™ Program on Two Crop Fields2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Demonstration of N-Watch™ Program on Two Crop Fields2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Cereal rye seeded into seed corn early/late/post-harvest + rye termination comparison2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Cereal rye seeded into seed corn early/late/post-harvest + rye termination comparison2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Cereal rye cover crop seeded into corn at time of side-dressing2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Cereal rye cover crop seeded into corn at time of side-dressing2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Effect on corn of green manure cover crops established with cereal rye2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Effect on corn of green manure cover crops established with cereal rye2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Anhydrous ammonia applied to cover and no-cover, with and without N-Serve2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Anhydrous ammonia applied to cover and no-cover, with and without N-Serve2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Cover crop mixes seeded into corn at the V3-V6 stage2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Cover crop mixes seeded into corn at the V3-V6 stage2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Soybeans Into Standing Rye Cover Crop2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Soybeans Into Standing Rye Cover Crop2015Icon CoverCropsIcon FieldCrops
Winter wheat companion seeding for in-furrow weed control in organic soybeans2015Icon FieldCrops
Winter wheat companion seeding for in-furrow weed control in organic soybeans2015Icon FieldCrops
Neonicotinoid-treated vs. neonicotinoid-free soybeans following a cereal rye cover crop2015Icon FieldCrops
Neonicotinoid-treated vs. neonicotinoid-free soybeans following a cereal rye cover crop2015Icon FieldCrops
Tile water monitoring2015Icon FieldCrops
Tile water monitoring2015Icon FieldCrops
Semi-dwarf vs. Conventional Soybeans2015Icon FieldCrops
Semi-dwarf vs. Conventional Soybeans2015Icon FieldCrops
Whole Farm Financial Project2015
Whole Farm Financial Project2015
Living Mulch in Peppers, Broccoli and Cucumbers2015Icon Horticulture
Living Mulch in Peppers, Broccoli and Cucumbers2015Icon Horticulture
Summer Squash follow Winter Rye2015Icon Horticulture
Summer Squash follow Winter Rye2015Icon Horticulture
Oat Cover Crop in Garlic2015Icon Horticulture
Oat Cover Crop in Garlic2015Icon Horticulture
Compost Extract Crop Yield Response, Year 22015Icon Horticulture
Compost Extract Crop Yield Response, Year 22015Icon Horticulture
Worm Castings for Cabbage Production2015Icon Horticulture
Worm Castings for Cabbage Production2015Icon Horticulture
Pepper Variety Trial2015Icon Horticulture
Pepper Variety Trial2015Icon Horticulture
Mulch and Foliar Feed Trial in Butternut Squash and Tomato2015Icon Horticulture
Mulch and Foliar Feed Trial in Butternut Squash and Tomato2015Icon Horticulture
Improving Cool-Season Pastures with Interseeding Annuals and Grazing, Spring – Summer 20152015Icon GrazingIcon Livestock
Improving Cool-Season Pastures with Interseeding Annuals and Grazing, Spring – Summer 20152015Icon GrazingIcon Livestock
Apple Cider Vinegar Supplementation in Feeder Pigs, September 2014 – November 20152015Icon Livestock
Apple Cider Vinegar Supplementation in Feeder Pigs, September 2014 – November 20152015Icon Livestock
Grazing Cover Crops2015Icon CoverCropsIcon Grazing
Grazing Cover Crops2015Icon CoverCropsIcon Grazing
Grazing Cover Crops2015Icon CoverCropsIcon Grazing
Grazing Cover Crops2015Icon CoverCropsIcon Grazing
Grazing Cover Crops for Winter Feed2015Icon CoverCropsIcon Grazing
Don’t Farm Naked: Integration of Ruminant Livestock and Cover Crops2015Icon CoverCropsIcon Grazing
Alternative Free Choice Minerals for Goats, Spring and Summer 20152015Icon Livestock
Living Mulch in Peppers, Broccoli and Cucumbers 2015Icon FieldCrops Icon Horticulture
Quick Turnaround Cover Crops 2015Icon CoverCrops
Pasture Monitoring, Spring – Summer 2015 (year three) 2015Icon Grazing
Enterprise Budgets: Cucumbers2015Icon Horticulture