Strip Trial Program

Cooper County Trial

Strip trials

Trials allow farmers to evaluate two or three agronomic treatments through carefully managed, side-by-side comparisons.

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Program mission

Helping Missouri farmers validate crop management decisions and document efficiency and environmental stewardship.

How the program works

Farmers use their own equipment to conduct on-farm research in their own fields. Participating farmers work with a specialist from MU Extension or other crop consultant of their choice to guide the planning, implementation, and methodology used for the trial. This extra guidance and assistance helps ensure growers receive a reliable, statistically valid, and unbiased evaluation of a particular practice, method, or idea.

Interested in a trial?

Visit the Trial options page to learn more about current trials. Please contact your local extension office or the strip trial project coordinator, Theresa Musket, to get connected with regional specialist to work with you on a trial.

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