DEMONSTRATION OF AN INTEGRATED FARMING SYSTEMS THAT ENHANCE SOYBEAN PRODUCTIVITY ON MARGINAL LANDS AT FARM PROGRESS SHOWS
Soil Drainage Research
Project Number: 3604-13000-010-03
General Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 13, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2013
To provide outreach programs to farmers and consumers in Iowa and Illinois on the holistic agronomic management systems that include no-tillage, multifunctional cover crops and gypsum soil amendment to enhance soybean productivity while improve soil quality and mitigate climate change.
Establish demonstration plots at the Farm Progress shows to demonstrate the efficacy of (1) no-till versus conventional tillage, (2) gypsum (2000 lbs/acre) versus no-gypsum soil amendment, and (3) cover crop versus no cover crop on soybean seed yield.