Organic Fact Sheets

Fact sheets reporting on Silva Lab research

Soybeans and Spring Planted Rye OGRAIN Fact Sheet 20-2  (2020, 5 page PDF)
Research from Arlington Research Station on interseeding spring planted cereal rye into soybeans. Authored by Léa Vereecke, UW Madison Research Specialist.

Biological Component of Soil Health OGRAIN Fact Sheet 20-1   (2020, 4 page PDF)
Biological soil health largely focuses on the important roles that microbes (bacteria and fungi) play. There has been a huge push to understand the role of soil organisms in soil health and how to quantify it. Author: Miranda Sikora, Agroecology Program and Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

No-Till Soybean Trial 2018 OGRAIN Fact Sheet 19-1  (2019, 11 page PDF)
A description of 2018 research at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, part of a larger organic no-till cropping systems trial. The trial had four different cover crops, a no-cover control, two planting strategies and three different planter closing wheels.

No-Till Soybean Trial 2017 OGRAIN Fact Sheet 18-1   (2018, 6 page PDF)
A description of 2017 research at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, part of a larger organic no-till cropping systems trial. In this work we compare performance of different small grains as cover crops, as well as different soybean planting dates and crimping timing.