Below you will find a list of the 2015 Cooperators. Before that though we would like to tell you a bit about this year.
Trial results authorized for publication will come out after harvest, beginning as early as October and as late as March of the following year. This page is just a friendly update of who the current Cooperators are for 2015.
You will find the Cooperator’s contact information for your inquiries when you click on the Cooperator’s name, as well as any other trials completed at the IRF.
Strip-Till began on March 23, 2015 and was completed on
April 6th, 2015.
Planting began on April 23rd, 2015 and was completed on
June 9, 2015.
Harvest began on September 22, 2015 and was completed on November 10, 2015.
March 2, 2015 March 16, 2015 March 23, 2015
The season was a challenging one with heavy rainfall early in the season, hail storms, wind, and little to no rain to finish out the season.
Some highlights of the challenges we faced:
May 10th we received 1.08 inches of rain along with temperatures that fell below freezing for the two days to follow.
April 3, 2015
April 29, 2015
May 22, 2015
June 1st we received 2.66 inches of rain, followed closely with 2. 58 inches of rain on June 5th. This storm included some golf ball sized hail. These two storms in the first week of June accounted for 5.24 inches of the 5.95 inches of rain for the entire month.
We joked that we would change the name of the Farm to
June 2, 2015
June 5, 2015
June 6, 2015
June 9, 2015
July 30th brought us 1.99 inches of rain with some marble sized hail which was a little rough and caused some damage to some of the crops.
August 20th we saw another hail storm with heavy rain. Due to a malfunction in the weather station, we are unsure of the total rainfall for that day, but we were back to ‘Lake IRF’ with standing water all over the Farm. This storm lasted no more than 30 minutes, so it came with a bang!
August 20, 2015
September rainfall for the entire month was only .23 inches! Very dry!
Click on an image below to find out more details about some of the products named in the research at the Irrigation Research Foundation.
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