I first wanted to say how much I enjoy your website. It has
very interesting and helpful information presented in a nice
format. I work for a university in Illinois as a research
technician on the school’s organic research farm and
was wondering about the No-till Plus collaborative field testing.
Are you interested in getting universities in Illinois involved?
We would most likely be interested in doing research with
the No-till Plus/rye roller. If you would like to know more
about us, you can learn more by going to www.wiu.edu/ag/stuorg/organicfarm.
Thank you for your interest in our ‘no-till
into cover crop’ work. The grant we received from
the USDA will fund work in several regions of the country;
we will be working with research scientists and farmers to
conduct on-farm studies looking at our organic no-till system
under different management scenarios, climates, and cropping
systems. At the time we put our proposal together, we did
not have a research scientist and a farmer to pair together
in your area. What we are going to do is go ahead with our
plans as funded but include farmers like yourself in the information
stream so you will be able to be kept up to date with the
results of what is happening as well as participate in the
ongoing discussions. If you have a research contact at the
university who would be interested in participating on the
research side, we could also discuss how best to include them.
Thanks for your interest,
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