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This experiment at the ISU Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm near Greenfield, Iowa was set up in 1998, the capstone of the Organic Ag program at Iowa State University. It is one of the longest running comparisons of organic and conventional crops in the country. The Leopold Center has supported the LTAR project since it began. Research continues with competitive grant funding from the Leopold Center and other sources.
The goals of the Long-Term Agroecological Research Team:
LTAR is a randomized, replicated comparison of the following rotations:
This publication outlines the impact of Leopold Center support for this research.
Research reports and other information can be found on the ISU Organic Agriculture website.
For more information, contact Kathleen Delate, ISU Horticulture/Agronomy, (515) 294-7069.