Published online: Aug 28, 2009
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Extension and agribusiness professionals use on-farm research to make better management decisions. Presentations from an On-Farm Research Conference, held at Iowa State University (ISU), are now available for online viewing. Organizers hope the new web resource will provide agriculture professionals another valuable tool in making informed farming decisions.
"Many growers and ag practitioners are inundated with data, which they use to make critical decisions about production practices," said Daren Mueller, ISU extension specialist and lead event organizer. "We want them to be able to recognize and understand scientifically sound crop production research that will help promote wise crop production and protection decisions." The webcasts cover three main subject areas: the basics of on-farm research design, data collection methods, and ways to improve data quality.