Area Meetings Highlight Results from Farmer-Owned 184-Acre Research Plot

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Growers invited to sessions outlining agronomic return on investment 

(AMES, Iowa) Jan. 23, 2017– Landus Cooperative invites area growers to a series of informational sessions to learn about results from the largest farmer-owned research plot in the nation.

Landus Cooperative’s agronomy team will highlight four years of data from the cooperative’s 184-acre Research Plot in Farnhamville, Iowa as well as results from nearly 90 corn and soybean seed plots statewide.

“This is a mass of field data results not available by any other farmer-owned agronomy retailer in the nation,” explained the cooperative’s director of agronomy, Todd Claussen. “Our team has done the work to drill down to actionable steps our growers can take to improve their bottom line.”

Sessions will focus on the return on investment (ROI) for a variety of management practices and issues including Sudden Death Syndrome, the impact of seed rate as compared to planting date as well as the benefits of fungicide.

Registration for all events begins at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 31
Cass County Community Center
805 W 10th St, Atlantic
Wednesday, February 1
Leonard Good Community Center
114 SW 8th St, Ogden
Friday, February 3
Lake Panorama Conference Center
5071 Clover Ridge Rd, Panora
Monday, February 6
209 Main Bar & Restaurant
209 S Main St, Paton
Tuesday, February 7
Carrollton Inn
1730 HWY 71 North, Carroll
Thursday, February 9
Bondurant Community Center
104 2nd St NE Ste B, Bondurant
Friday, February 10
Spring Lake Country Club
3286 Highway 71, Wall Lake
Monday, February 13
Branding Iron
135 Jackson St, Thompson
Tuesday, February 14
Hamilton Hall
202 S Moore St, Blue Earth, MN
Wednesday, February 22
American Legion Hall
10068 Sandhill Rd, Greene
Thursday, February 23
New Hartford Legion Hall
313 Broad St, New Hartford
Friday, February 24
Godfathers Pizza
805 Central Ave W, Hampton

“As a farmer-owned cooperative, we have made a strong investment in this Research Plot site in order to offer best-practice management strategies and leading agronomic insight for our members and customers,” added Claussen. “We are excited to share the data with our area growers and invite them to join us at the nearest meeting.”

The Landus Cooperative Research Plot was home to nineteen different projects last year.