Wisconsin On-Farm Testing
"Where science meets the field"
June 21, 2012
Data collection forms
Resources for On-Farm Testing
This Web site allows you to locate individual fields and, by virtue of its satellite
view option, develop an initial impression of the suitability of the field for an
on-farm research trial (uniformity or variability for field features). If you create
your own Google account, you can create and store custom mapsets for your future
reference that include field placemarkers, field boundaries, or line field features
(e.g., gullies). You can also share your custom maps with other users. With Google Maps Labs features enabled (Distance Measurement Tool,LatLng Marker), you can alsomeasure linear distances (how wide is the field?)
"drop" a latitude/longitude marker over the field for future georeference.
USDA Web Soil Survey
This Web site allows you to locate individual fields and identify the mapped soil
units for that field. From this site, you can create and print PDF-formatted versions
of the soils map for a given field. You can also download the spatial dataset for
the soils of the field for future use in GIS software programs (e.g., Farmworks,
MapWindow, ArcView, etc).
This Web site is actually an on-line statistical analysis tool developed by the
On-Farm Testing group of the
Pacific Northwest Conservation Tillage Systems Information Source; a consortium
between Oregon State Univ, Washington State Univ, and the Univ of Idaho. This on-line
program allows you to perform simple statistical analysis procedures on simply designed
research datasets. If you are familiar with fundamental statistical analysis procedures,
this site will be relatively easy to use. If not, you may want to consult with someone
who is familiar with these things.
Mullen, Robert, Ed Lentz, Greg Labarge, and Keith Diedrick. 2008. Statistics and
Agricultural Research. Ohio State Univ. Fact Sheet.
Nielsen, RL (Bob). 2009. A Practical Guide to On-Farm Research. Purdue Univ
Sooby, Jane. 2001. On-Farm Research Guide. Organic Farming Research Foundation.
Taylor, Randy, Scott Staggenborg, Kevin Dhuyvetter, Terry Kastens, John Schmidt,
and Mike Schrock. Using Yield Monitors for On-Farm Research. Kansas State Univ.
Anderson, D. On-Farm Research Guidebook. University of Illinois.
Other On-Farm Research Programs
Iowa Soybean Association On-Farm Network.
2010. A program of the Iowa Soybean Association.
Kansas Agricultural Research Association.
2010. A producer, industry, and university association.
Research. 2010. Univ of Nebraska Extension.
Ohio On-Farm Research. 2010.
Ohio State University Extension.
Pacific Northwest Conservation Tillage
Systems Information Source. 2011. A consortium between Oregon State Univ,
Washington State Univ, and the Univ of Idaho.
Penn State On-Farm Research Program. 2010.
Penn State University Extension.
Practical Farmers of Iowa. 2010.