Field Services

GLP TRIALS:
All trials are conducted in accordance with the latest guidelines for Good Laboratory Practices (EPA-FIFRA GLP Standards 40 CFR, Part 160).  An Independent Quality Assurance Unit is available onsite.

Paper notebooks as well as electronic notebooks are used to collect protocol required data.

Types of GLP Trials Conducted: (Region 5 & 7)

  • HARVEST RAC
  • DECLINE
  • PROCESSING & AGF
  • APHIS/CROP GENETIC
  • SOIL DISSIPATION
  • ROTATIONAL CROPS
  • RUNOFF
  • SIMULATED GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION

EFFICACY TRIALS:
With use of the Gylling Data Management System, we can offer quick access to data with statistical analysis.

  • INSECTICIDE – Corn insects common to our location include: Western corn rootworm, European corn borer, Western bean cutworm, black cutworm, seed corn maggot, spider mites, corn leaf aphids and wireworms.  Soybean insects include the soybean aphid and bean leaf beetle.  We can also manually infest insect populations to better ensure a quality experiment.
  • FUNGICIDE – We can evaluate fungicide efficacy for many of the diseases found in Midwestern cropping systems. This includes the use of chemigation for fungicide application.
  • HERBICIDE – With a solid weed seed base, we are able to evaluate weeds indigenous to the Corn Belt area.
  • APHIS/CROP GENETIC TRIALS – We are able to access both large and small acreages to allow for quality control and gene containment. We also have experience with sampling for gene detection in plants as well as self-pollination of corn genotypes for genetic purity.
  • CROP TOLERANCE – With today’s herbicide chemistries and new genetically enhanced crop varieties, the final effect on yield has become increasingly important.  We utilize a MF 8XP plot combine coupled with the HarvestMaster GrainGage to evaluate and detect small differences in grain yield.

PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION:

  • MARKETING SUPPORT – By utilizing our site, many growers and dealers prefer to observe tomorrow’s new products with yesterday’s standards at an unbiased, neutral location.  With our large acreage base we can accommodate both big and small demonstrations.
  • MULTICROP SYMPTOMOLOGY – This increasingly popular endeavor provides educational training to local growers, dealers, or special interest groups.