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Sustainable Grape Production For The Reestablishment Of Iowa's Grape Industry, Gail R. Nonnecke, Paul A. Domoto, Mark Gleason, Michael D. Duffy, Rich S. Pirog, Mark S. Honeyman, Bernard J. Havlovic, Eldon R. Everhart, John J. Obrycki Jan 2005

Sustainable Grape Production For The Reestablishment Of Iowa's Grape Industry, Gail R. Nonnecke, Paul A. Domoto, Mark Gleason, Michael D. Duffy, Rich S. Pirog, Mark S. Honeyman, Bernard J. Havlovic, Eldon R. Everhart, John J. Obrycki

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Reviving the grape industry in Iowa requires development of improved sustainable production systems. This project used research, demonstration, and information transfer to educate and assist new and established Iowa grape growers.


Evaluation Of Three Cropping Systems Grown Under The Influence Of A Shelterbelt, Carl W. Mize, Arne Hallam, Richard M. Cruse Jan 2001

Evaluation Of Three Cropping Systems Grown Under The Influence Of A Shelterbelt, Carl W. Mize, Arne Hallam, Richard M. Cruse

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Shelterbelts have the potential to influence growth and yield from various cropping systems. On-farm tests were conducted to determine how shelterbelts interacted with corn, corn/soybean, and strip intercropping.


Economic Analysis Of Variable Rate Management For Corn And Soybean Systems, William D. Batchelor, Bruce A. Babcock, Alfred M. Blackmer, Richard M. Cruse, Thomas S. Colvin, Ramesh S. Kanwar, U. Sunday Tim Jan 2000

Economic Analysis Of Variable Rate Management For Corn And Soybean Systems, William D. Batchelor, Bruce A. Babcock, Alfred M. Blackmer, Richard M. Cruse, Thomas S. Colvin, Ramesh S. Kanwar, U. Sunday Tim

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What is the potential payoff for farmers moving from traditional whole-field management or integrated crop management to precision farming? Using computer models, the investigators sought to analyze how inputs can be applied at optimal rates variably across a field in order to match inputs with crop needs. Over the long term, only modest increases were shown in gross returns from these practices. However, gross returns for individual years can be substantial.


Determining The Benefits Of Environmental Improvements In Pork Production And Their Sustainability: A Community-Based Study Of Iowa's Pork Industry, James B. Kliebenstein, Sean P. Hurley Jan 1999

Determining The Benefits Of Environmental Improvements In Pork Production And Their Sustainability: A Community-Based Study Of Iowa's Pork Industry, James B. Kliebenstein, Sean P. Hurley

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What is a sustainable environment worth to pork producers, neighbors, rural community residents, and pork consumers? Surveys and experimental auctions were used to gauge participants' willingness to pay for pork products produced in systems with differing environmental improvements and/ or impacts


Compensation Of Farm Employees, William M. Edwards Jan 1999

Compensation Of Farm Employees, William M. Edwards

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Iowa farm operators were surveyed to learn what type and level of compensation they paid to full-time employees in 1997. The average total compensation paid was $26, 914, of which 79 percent consisted of cash wages.Benefits accounted for 18 percent of the compensation, and bonuses and wages in kind amounted to 3 percent.Housing and insurance plans were the most significant benefits provided


Alternatives For Implementation Of Integrated Crop Management (Icm) Programs In Local Agricultural Input Firms, Roger G. Ginder Jan 1995

Alternatives For Implementation Of Integrated Crop Management (Icm) Programs In Local Agricultural Input Firms, Roger G. Ginder

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Levels of fertilizer and pesticide usage in Iowa may change in response to at least two forces. One is growing public concern about the envi­ ronment, which has resulted in increased regu­ lation of the manufacture, distribution, and application of chemical pesticide products. Use of some products has been severely re­ stricted, while others are under evaluation.


Gis-Based Environmental And Economic Analysis Of Integrated Crop-Livestock Production Systems In Southern Iowa, U. Sunday Tim, Robert W. Jolly, Daniel Otto Jan 1995

Gis-Based Environmental And Economic Analysis Of Integrated Crop-Livestock Production Systems In Southern Iowa, U. Sunday Tim, Robert W. Jolly, Daniel Otto

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Crop and livestock production are important economic components for many rural com­ munities. In 1992, Iowa led the nation in corn and hog production, and ranked second, third, seventh, and eighth, respectively in soybean, cattle and calves, poultry, and dairy cow pro­ duction. Livestock and livestock products generated over 64% of the state's total cash farm receipts during 1992—more than $6.5 billion sales at the farm level.


Optimal Efficiency In The Use Of Iowa's Energy, Soil, And Feed Resources For Beef Production, James R. Russell, Allen H. Trenkle, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Walter F. Wedin, Stephen K. Barnhart, Arne Hallam, Mark S. Honeyman Jan 1992

Optimal Efficiency In The Use Of Iowa's Energy, Soil, And Feed Resources For Beef Production, James R. Russell, Allen H. Trenkle, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Walter F. Wedin, Stephen K. Barnhart, Arne Hallam, Mark S. Honeyman

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Soil erodes over six times faster from cultivated Iowa cropland than from pastureland, even though almost 12 percent more of the pastureland acres are classified as highly erodible than the cropland acres. Because of serious concern about excessive erosion of Iowa's topsoil, profitable alternatives to row-crop production are needed for soils like those found in much of southern Iowa.


Selection Of Herbaceous Energy Crops For Sustainable Agriculture, Irvin C. Anderson, Dwayne R. Buxton, Arne J. Hallam Jan 1992

Selection Of Herbaceous Energy Crops For Sustainable Agriculture, Irvin C. Anderson, Dwayne R. Buxton, Arne J. Hallam

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Double cropping, a system in which more than one crop is produced per year in a land area, helps to increase food and feed production in the United States. But the impact of double cropping on production of biomass (crops grown to be converted to fuel) has not been evaluated. Such cropping systems have been successful in the eastern and southern United States. If they can be adapted to the relatively short growing season of the extremely large and agriculturally productive north-central region of the United States, biomass production potential can be greatly increased.