Organic Transition Study

2020 Indiana Soybean Organic Transition Study

  • Indiana

The purpose of this study is to evaluate different cropping systems when transitioning from non-organic to organic production.

 

2020 RESULTS

OBSERVATION

Initial weed pressure was low at this location and the transitioning soybean crop provided very good returns, especially compared to both corn and alfalfa. The alfalfa yields were lower this year because it was the first year after a spring seed ing.

STUDY INFORMATION

Planted Various | Harvested 10/14/2020 | Population 130,000 Seeds/A. | Row Width 30 in. | Previous Crop Soybeans | Tillage Fall: No-Till, Spring: Disc/Field Cultivation | Herbicides Various | Soil Type Brookston (Silty Clay Loam) | Soil Test Values pH 6.5, O.M. % 3.8, CEC 12 | Percent Base Saturation Ca 74.8, Mg 12.5, K 2.8, H 10 | Parts Per Million P 45, K 130, S 4, Zn 2.2, Mn 31, B 0.4

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