Apr 24, 2014
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Tech Tools in the Field

The Farm Journal Test Plot team makes it a priority to take the latest technology tools to the field for first-hand experience. MORE>

Two Decades of Data

Farm Journal Test Plot program marks anniversary and marches forward with new hands-on research efforts. MORE>

In the Field at the Farm Journal Test Plots

The Farm Journal Test Plots were started 20 years ago with a simple mission: help farmers grow better crops.  MORE>


News and Reports

  • Mix and Match Hybrids
    Farm Journal Test Plots measure yield potential for flex and fixed ear hybrids based on water, sunlight and nutrients
  • On-Site, On Demand
    Nitrogen test plots confirm that timing matters
  • Test Plots: Push the Limit
    What does it take to push fields to the highest yield level? For the past three years, Farm Journal Asso­ciate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer set out to answer that question.
  • Smooth Hand-Off
    Starter fertilizer is a game of inches. That’s how precise of a role placement plays in feeding a crop early in its development.
  • Tech in the Field
    For 23 years, the Farm Journal Test Plots’ mission has been to provide third-party, independent research straight from the field. Here’s a roundup of the tools used for the first time in test plots this past year.
  • Test Plots: All Pieces of the Puzzle
    Farm Journal Test Plot demonstrates how the disease triangle impacts the effectiveness of fungicide application timings.
  • Test Plots: Bridge the Gap
    The No. 1 nitrogen management advice from Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie is...
  • Soybean Test Plot Report
    Farm Journal's soybean test plot report focuses on in-field studies of row spacing, white mold remedies and cyst nematode control.
  • Early Season Plot Report
    Headquartered in central Illinois and southern Michigan, Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer conduct thousands of acres of test plots every year. Here’s a recap of Ferrie’s initial findings.
  • Cover Crops Complicate Nitrogen Management
    Cover crops can do wonders for soil health. But sound management is just as critical with cover crops as it is with cash crops such as corn, wheat and soybeans.

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