A Grower's Guide to Successful On-Farm Research
April 30, 2020
Interested in identifying a new crop rotation or adopting a new irrigation method to improve your yield, but worried about the time and money wasted if it doesn't work? Conduct your own on-farm experiment. This bulletin tells you how to successfully design one from beginning to end, including funding sources to consider, the importance of site selection, two recommended layouts, the role of record keeping and budgets, and how to evaluate the results. Case-study examples that analyze the financial data make the number-crunching involved easier. Soon you'll have the reliable information you need to choose the best products or methods to improve your farm's productivity.
Authors: Olga S. Walsh, Kathleen Painter, Kelli M. Belmont