Looking for Growers to Participate in the Missouri Strip Trial Program

The Missouri Strip Trial Program is a grower focused program designed to help growers compare farming practices. The program uses on-farm research with precision ag equipment to conduct on-farm research in the grower’s own crop fields.

Trials that are being established in 2016 include phosphorus fertilizer application, nitrogen application timing, in-season nitrogen rate decision tools, cover crop killing date before planting soybean and cereal rye compared to winter wheat compared to no cover crop.

Growers seeking to establish trails on their own farm will work with a specialist from University of Missouri Extension to help with the planning, implementation and methodology to use for the trial.  The extra guidance and assistance helps ensure growers receive a reliable, statistically valid and unbiased evaluation of a particular practice, method or idea.

The trials are replicated strips and these are laid out side-by-side in a field with different management practices, which are also known as treatments. The treatments are created with the growers own field scale equipment.

Your northwest Missouri Extension agronomists are actively looking for growers to work with. More information can be found at  http://striptrial.missouri.edu/ .

To contact us directly, call Wayne Flanary at 660-446-3724 in Holt County or Kurt Nagel at 816-776-6961 in Ray County, Regional Agronomists, University of Missouri Extension.

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Hamilton, MO 64644
Phone: 816-583-2116

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