College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Website and blog share crop research to engage corn-belt farmers

Farmers in the Corn Belt have two new Internet portals to the latest research findings on how to increase the resiliency of corn-based cropping systems under variable weather conditions.

The new “Sustainable Corn” website and blog are part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded project that is gathering and assessing research data from 26 field sites and thousands of farmers in the upper Midwest. The Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project (CSCAP) brings together scientists from 10 land grant universities and a USDA Agricultural Research Laboratory.

ABE’s own Matt Helmers (associate professor), Ryan Goeken (MS graduate student), Carl Pederson (research staff), Aaron Daigh, (post doctoral researcher), and Robert Anex (adjunct faculty) all have a hand in the project.

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