Strip Trial Program
The “MU Certified” Strip Trial Program is a grower-focused program designed to help Missouri farmers and crop advisors compare on-farm management decisions and practices in a low-cost, low-risk setting.
This program uses on-farm and field-scale research to provide growers with farm-specific data and information they can use to guide decisions and evaluate best management practices while protecting or improving their bottom line.
The program tools and personalized summary report are available at no cost for Missouri growers involved in the strip trial program.
Goals of the program
- Farmer led and farmer focused
- Applied research/trials….“on-farm”
- Practical info and results for farmers
- Deliver results for next growing season
- Maintain or improve grower profitability
- Enhance environmental stewardship and sustainability
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News & articles
- Published: Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A cover crop planted this fall on land flooded without a crop this year does more than control erosion and weeds. Fall-seeded cover crops can boost corn yields next year. A beneficial soil-borne fungus in healthy soil needs roots to ...
- Published: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – New University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette brings research on soybean cyst nematode (SCN) management to Missouri.SCN numbers are growing in Missouri as farmers devote more acres to soybean production. ...
- Published: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers are being sought to participate in the 2017-2018 University of Missouri Extension Strip Trial Program, which helps farmers and crop advisers compare on-farm management decisions and practices.The program uses on-farm, ...