TSM Services Research Farm, Catlin, Illinois, USA
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  TSM® Services, Inc. maintains a research farm in Catlin, Illinois and has established test plots with fertilizer dealers in other areas of the United States.

Three levels of the Total Soil Management® soil fertility program (A, E, and I) are tested against University of Illinois, Tri-State, and conventional fertilizer recommendations each year. The various levels of the program are explained in the topic "Fertilizer Budgets".

The data below is for the most recent corn and soybean harvest at the Catlin farm, showing bushels per acre, followed by a chart showing the averages for the farm since its beginning. Visitors to the farm are welcome!

2008 TSM® Research Farm
Corn Fertility Trial


Corn Yields (bu/acre)

Fertilizer
Treatment
Dekalb®
61-69
Dekalb®
63-42
Average
bu/acre
TSM® A250241246
TSM® E250245247
TSM® I246242244
U of IL231227229
*Tri-State235228232
Conventional243240242
 
Trial Average243237240


2008 TSM® Research Farm
Soybean Fertility Trial


Soybean Yields (bu/acre)

Fertilizer
Treatment
Dyna-Gro®
37P37
Vigoro®
V35N6
Average
bu/acre
TSM® A65.863.964.9
TSM® E68.667.267.9
TSM® I68.265.266.7
U of IL65.459.862.6
*Tri-State60.862.861.8
Conventional65.363.464.3
 
Trial Average65.763.764.7

*Tri-State consists of Purdue University, Ohio State University, and Michigan State University


1993-2008 TSM® Research Farm at Catlin, Illinois

Looking at the 16-year averages for this research farm we see
the TSM® "E" averaging better than all other treatments.



Corn Yields (bu/acre)

Treatment1993'94'95'96'97'98'99'00'01'02'03'04'05'06'07'0816-year
 Average 
TSM® A140202160152175174217191191188218193202206197246191
TSM® E135216163161185173217189188189222194201208200247193
TSM® I135202157146169163210183178182217190190201193244185
U of IL127209160151182170215178186181218185196198195229186
*Tri-State---142173169214178182180215191191201195232185
Conventional125205160154180170213182187179214188195197198242187


1993-2008 TSM® Research Farm at Catlin, Illinois

Soybean Yields (bu/acre)


Treatment1993'94'95'96'97'98'99'00'01'02'03'04'05'06'07'0816-year
Average
TSM® A5758435364527260667654726963696562
TSM® E6273445761557264657558747064686864
TSM® I5865405460526255637255716962676761
U of IL5665385657526560606754686463646360
*Tri-State---5654536659627257716463636260
Conventional5659415560537060636655706862676461

*Tri-State consists of Purdue University, Ohio State University, and Michigan State University

Questions?  Call Dr. Randy Simonson:  1-800-626-3806
email:  Randy Simonson

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