Current trial options

Details for current trials supported by the “MU Certified” Strip Trial Program.

If you have interest in one of these trials, contact your local extension office or the Strip Trial Program for more information.

Trials in progress

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    Cover Crop Before Corn Comparison trial

    The major goal of the cover crop before corn comparison trial is see if there are cover crop systems that provide sufficient cover without compromising next season’s corn management on a field following soybean.

    For more information, see trail details (PDF).

    Sample layout:

    cover crop before corn

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    Cover Crop Comparison trial

    The major goal of the cover crop comparison trial is see if winter wheat can successfully be substituted for cereal rye to provide benefits without having a negative yield impact.

    For more information, see trail details (PDF).

    Sample layout:

    cover crop comparison

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    Cover Crop Termination trial

    The major goal of the termination date trial is to determine if delayed termination of cover crops in the spring affects grain yield. Any field that has a cover crop or cover crop mix that does not winter kill will work for this type of trial, with preference going to fields that include winter wheat or cereal rye alone or as a mix.

    For more information, see trail details (PDF).

    Sample layout:

    termination trial

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    Soybean Seed Treatment Trial

    The major goal of a soybean seed trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of fungicide and insecticide seed treatments in managing early season diseases and insect pests and their impact on soybean yield.

    In 2020, this trial will compare bare seed versus fungicide plus insecticide seed treatment.

    For more information, see trail details (PDF).

    Sample layout:

    seed treatment

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    Soybean R3 Fungicide Trial

    This trial tests the effectiveness of the farmer choice of fungicide applied at R3 to soybean.

    For more information, see trail details (PDF).

    Sample layout:

    fungicide trial

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    Nitrogen Response trials

    The main goal of this trial is testing N rates. Can we increase N efficiency in corn and milo?

    For more information, see trail details (PDF).

    Sample layout:

    nitrogen response trial

*Other trials may be available, please contact your local Extension Office or the Strip Trial Program for more information