corn production

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded a $2,044,214 grant to our Dr. Sotirios Archontoulis to evaluate how maize breeding, field management and environment affect sustainable corn production. Iowa State University and Bayer Crop Science provided matching funds for a $4,089,857 total investment. The Leopold Center for Sustainable AgriculturePurdue University and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are also supporting this project.

Interseeding Grass and Legume Cover Crops into Early Vegetative Stage Corn (2019 - 2021)

This project will develop best management practices for interseeding cover crops into a corn cash crop. Our objective is to evaluate the effects of interseeded cover crop species, establishment timing, and seeding method on corn productivity. This objective will help clarify treatment effects on: (1) cover crop establishment, biomass accumulation and nutrient uptake; (2) corn growth, productivity, and nutrient uptake; and (3) weed community and diversity.

Dr. Md Rasel Parvej
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Corn management following cereal rye cover crop with strip tillage and starter N fertilization (2018-2020)

Issue: Cover crops are a conservation practice that can have tremendous benefits for improving soil health and reducing nutrient losses. There is limited research available on management practices that provide farmers information to facilitate cover crop adoption and minimize potential yield limiting factors.

Dr. Mark A Licht
Assistant Professor
Extension Cropping Systems Specialist
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