This 32-page Ag Innovations Series technical bulletin provides detailed instruction for crop and livestock producers, as well as educators, on how to conduct research at the farm level using practical strategies and peer-reviewed research findings. How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch also includes a comprehensive list of in-depth resources and real-life examples—from a Missouri crop and livestock farmer testing the effect of additional cover cropping on forage available to his animals to a West Virginia organic producer experimenting with an integrated trap crop and pheromone trap system for ecological management of stink bugs—in order to stimulate on-farm research ideas and provide guidance.
Table of Contents
- How to Develop an On-Farm Research Project
- Basics of Experimental Design
- Basic Statistical Analysis for On-Farm Research
- On-Farm Research for Pasture/Livestock Systems
- Other Types of Research Farmers Can Do