More farmers needed for 2019 University of Missouri Extension strip trials

by Mar 28, 2019Farm News

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri Extension strip trials test the effects of different treatments on crops to see which yields the best results.

This growing season, the university is asking farmers within 75 to 100 miles of Columbia to allow the university to utilize a portion of their land for the trials.

According to John Lory, a Nutrient Management Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension, workers from the MU Extension will collaborate with farmers, which means that when the harvest season comes, they do not have to change their equipment or harvest methods.

The Extension will provide farmers with aerial imagery of their fields along with reports that summarize the findings from their farm and others within the same trial.

Multiple trials are still available including a cover crop termination trial and a late-season fungicide trial on soybeans.

A new trial introduced this year is how seed treatments can help to prevent pests and diseases early in the growing season for soybeans.

Farmers interested in participating should contact Theresa Muskett at [email protected](opens in new window) or call573-884-8696.

More information about the strip trials can be found by visiting the University of Missouri Extension’s website.

The 2019 strip trials are sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension, the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council.