Dordt releases annual field trial research

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Agriculture students share research on common problems in grain production

Dordt Agriculture Stewardship Center

Dordt University conducted its annual field trials in 2020 despite an unusual year of weather, with moisture about 50 percent of normal. The field trials are part of the Field Crop Production and Management course that Dordt agriculture students take. Students are challenged to find solutions to problems commonly associated in grain production.

“We want to thank Mike Schouten and the Dordt University AGRI 350 Field Crop Production and Management students for their harvesting of this year’s field trials,” says Dale Vos, agriculture professor. “We added a couple of new trials and continued the trials seeking long-term data.”

The students spend a large part of the course doing research in the fall that helps to determine what is planted in the spring.

The trials include:

Dordt University offers both two and four-year programs in agriculture. Students have numerous opportunities for hands-on learning, including spending time at the Dordt University Agriculture Stewardship Center

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Dordt, located in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report,, The Wall Street JournalWashington Monthly, and Princeton Review.