Title Year Category
Description

In a Nutshell Cover crops are recognized for their ability to scavenge nitrogen and possibly improve soil characteristics in corn-soybean production systems. Farmer-cooperator Jack Boyer investigated three different cereal rye cover crop seeding dates in his seed corn …


Publish Date
July 5, 2015

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Jack Boyer
Description

This project was funded by the Walton Family Foundation In a Nutshell: Numerous products are marketed to farmers that promise to boost crop yields. Jack Boyer was curious about one such product – MycoApply – and tested the effectiveness …


Publish Date
December 4, 2019

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Jack Boyer
Description

In a Nutshell: Planting soybeans within one day of terminating a cereal rye cover crop does not reduce yield and can improve weed control compared to terminating the cover crop 10–14 days prior to planting soybeans. In experimental …


Publish Date
April 18, 2019

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Jack Boyer
Tim Sieren
Description

This project was funded by USDA-NRCS and Walton Family Foundation In a Nutshell: Jack Boyer has been planting a cereal rye cover crop in a corn-soybean rotation on his farm for six years. Because Boyer knows that a …


Publish Date
November 26, 2019

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Jack Boyer
Description

This research was funded by the Walton Family Foundation. In a Nutshell: Jack Boyer was curious to determine if the benefits of long-term cover cropping to soil health would allow him to reduce his nitrogen program. In a …


Publish Date
May 20, 2021

PFI Staff
Hayley Nelson
Cooperators
Jack Boyer
Description

This research was funded by Walton Family Foundation. In a Nutshell: The appeal of interseeding a cover crop in June is twofold: 1). The seeding operation occurs at a relatively less busy time of year and 2). Seeding …


Publish Date
March 18, 2021

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Jack Boyer
Description

This research was funded by the Walton Family Foundation. In a Nutshell: After soil tests revealed a farm-wide decline in soil sulfur at Jack Boyer’s farm in recent years, he was curious to test whether or not corn …


Publish Date
February 11, 2021

PFI Staff
Hayley Nelson
Cooperators
Jack Boyer
Description

In a Nutshell: A successful management strategy for corn and soybeans following a cereal rye cover crop may differ across farms in terms of tillage, N fertilizer application or both. Farmer-cooperators Jack Boyer, Tim Sieren and Jeremy Gustafson …


Publish Date
April 4, 2019

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Jack Boyer
Tim Sieren
Jeremy Gustafson
Description

This project was funded by USDA-NRCS and the Walton Family Foundation. In a Nutshell This was the second year of on-farm research trials designed to evaluate planting corn in 60-in. row-widths for the purpose of improving the success …


Publish Date
February 4, 2020

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Fred Abels
Robert Alexander
Nathan Anderson
Jack Boyer
Jeremy Gustafson
Mark Yoder
Description

In a Nutshell: Proper management is required for successfully overcoming yield drag in corn following a cereal rye cover crop. This typically involves waiting 10-14 days between cover crop termination and corn planting as well as applying a …


Publish Date
April 2, 2019

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Jon Bakehouse
Mike Jackson
Michael Vittetoe
Loran Steinlage
Jack Boyer
Description

In a Nutshell: Jack Boyer, Eric Fynaardt, Kevin Holl and Rob Stout each conducted strip trials to test the effect of cereal rye cover crop termination date on corn disease pressure and corn yield. They each compared terminating …


Publish Date
April 15, 2021

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Jack Boyer
Eric Fynaardt
Kevin Holl
Rob Stout
Collaborators
Dr. Alison Robertson, ISU Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Description

In a Nutshell: Interseeding cover crops to corn at the V4 stage has been met with mixed success, likely because of shading by the tall corn canopy later in the season hindering cover crop growth. Cooperators evaluated the …


Publish Date
January 24, 2019

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Fred Abels
Jack Boyer
Brian & Heather Kessel and Jim Johnson
Chris Teachout