Strip Trial Checklist

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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

Does a second pass of fungicide application provide increased yield protection and control of aggressive corn diseases?

This trial will begin in 2024 and will compare a single VT/R1 fungicide application to a 2-pass system that includes a VT/R1 fungicide application and a second application. Farmer is responsible for the VT/R1 application. For the second application, the farmer chooses the timing and fungicide to test. MU Extension will plan to make the drone applications for the second timing. Priority will be given to corn fields in areas with a history of southern rust or tar spot. This work is supported by a NC-SARE partnership grant.

How effective are nematode-protectant seed treatments at reducing soybean nematode pressure and protecting yield?

This trial will evaluate the effectiveness of two commonly used treatments alongside a base F&I treatment. Trials are underway for 2024 but we will be seeking partners for 2025. This work is supported by the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council.

The main goal of nitrogen strip trials is testing your N rate. Are there places you are losing yield from lack of N? Are there places you can reduce N without hurting yield. You chose which question or questions you want to answer.

For more information, see trial details (PDF).

Sample layout:

nitrogen response trial

This trial tests the effectiveness of the farmer choice of fungicide applied at R3 to soybean to increase yield and reduce foliar disease.

For more information, see trial details (PDF).

Sample layout:

fungicide 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 trial details (PDF).

Sample layout:

cover crop before corn

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

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

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