Title Year Category
Description

This project was funded by USDA-NCRS and the Walton Family Foundation. In a Nutshell: This was the third 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 10, 2021

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
Fred Abels
Nathan Anderson
Jeff Olson
Tim Sieren
Mark Yoder
Description

This project was funded by Ceres Trust. Why is this important? Farmers in PFI’s Cooperators’ Program have previously conducted enterprise budgets on cucumbers[1,2] and cherry tomatoes[3], and for this project, turned their attention to another charismatic but labor-intensive …


Publish Date
February 4, 2021

PFI Staff
Liz Kolbe
Cooperators
Kate Edwards
Emily Fagan
Jordan Scheibel
John Yagla
Description

This project was funded by SARE and the Walton Family Foundation. In a Nutshell: Variety selection is a key component of growing high quality oats, but information about which varieties are best suited to perform in a particular …


Publish Date
January 8, 2021

PFI Staff
Lydia English
Cooperators
Darren Fehr
Chad Ingels
Ron Rosmann
Tony Thompson
Scott Wedemeier
Collaborators
Lucia Gutierrez, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Paul Sandro Garcia, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madhav Bhatta, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Description

This project was funded by Ceres Trust. In a Nutshell: Mark Quee and Shanti Sellz evaluated yield of fall-harvested cauliflower varieties. Key Findings: Mardi performed best among all varieties trialed in Quee’s first succession. No differences among varieties …


Publish Date
December 4, 2020

PFI Staff
Liz Kolbe
Cooperators
Mark Quee
Shanti Sellz
Description

This research was funded by the following organizations: Walton Family Foundation General Mills Grain Millers, Inc. Albert Lea Seed House Sustainable Food Lab Welter Seed and Honey Co. Kuehl Seed Farm UMN Foundation SDSU Seed Foundation Zabel Seeds …


Publish Date
November 23, 2020

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
ISU Northern Research Farm – (Matt Schnabel)
ISU Ag Engineering and Agronomy Farm – (Matt Schnabel)
ISU Northeast Research Farm – (Ken Pecinovsky)
ISU Southwest Research Farm – Lewis (Dallas Maxwell)
Ron Rosmann
Collaborators
Margaret Smith, Albert Lea Seed House
Description

This project was funded by Ceres Trust In a Nutshell: Julia Slocum and Mark Quee compared organic methods to control squash vine borer in susceptible varieties of winter squash. Key Findings: Row cover was the most effective control …


Publish Date
September 29, 2020

PFI Staff
Liz Kolbe
Cooperators
Mark Quee
Julia Slocum
Description

This project was funded by Walton Family Foundation and Albert Lea Seed House In a Nutshell: Nine cereal rye varieties were screened at two Iowa State University research farms and one commercial farm. Key Findings: Across sites and …


Publish Date
September 17, 2020

PFI Staff
Stefan Gailans
Cooperators
ISU Northern Research Farm (Matt Schnabel)
ISU Northeast Research Farm (Ken Pecinovsky)
Wendy Johnson
Description

This project was funded by Ceres Trust; Seed provided by Johnny’s Seeds and High Mowing Seeds In a Nutshell Jordan Scheibel and Jon Yagla compared a selection of mini-head and one-cut lettuce varieties from two series: Eazyleaf and …


Publish Date
September 15, 2020

PFI Staff
Liz Kolbe
Cooperators
Jordan Scheibel
Jon Yagla
Description

This project was funded by Organic Valley Why is this important? Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is an acidic fermentation product which has seen increased interest recently as a healthful supplement for both humans and animals, including dairy cattle. …


Publish Date
September 3, 2020

PFI Staff
Meghan Filbert
Cooperators
Francis Blake
Kevin Dietzel
Scott Wedemeier
Description

This project was funded by Ceres Trust; seed provided by Johnny’s Seeds In a Nutshell: Farmers in Iowa are curious about how heat-tolerant vegetable varieties developed on the East Coast will perform in Iowa’s hot and humid summers. …


Publish Date
August 20, 2020

PFI Staff
Liz Kolbe
Cooperators
Carmen and Maja Black
Kate Edwards
Emily Fagan
Description

This project was funded by USDA-NRCS. In a Nutshell: Strategies are needed to offset the cost of cover crops that precede corn while minimizing yield drag and seedling diseases and maximizing cover crop benefits. Cooperators compared the effects …


Publish Date
July 30, 2020

PFI Staff
Hayley Nelson
Cooperators
Jon Bakehouse
Shane Bennett
Monty Douglas
Wayne Fredericks
Jeremy Gustafson
Michael Jackson
Dana Norby
Collaborators
Alison Robertson & Jyotsna Acharya - ISU Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Erin Ogle - Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Theo Gunther - Iowa Soybean Association
Description

This project was funded by Ceres Trust In a Nutshell: Kathy Dice buried black and green tea bags in four diverse agroforestry sites, one wooded site, and one conventional crop field. Mass loss of the tea bags indicates …


Publish Date
June 17, 2020

PFI Staff
Liz Kolbe
Cooperators
Kathy Dice