redefining best practice
In Marion’s On Farm Research, you’ll get transparent results from a farmer just trying to help other farmers. Because all studies conducted at Calmer Research Center are self funded, you’ll get honest, unbiased results.
According to Marion, “I like my seed and fertilizer salespeople, but of course they’re going to recommend I plant a higher population or increase my application rates. That increase may lead to a slight yield bump, but did the jump in yield pay for the additional expenses? Lord Kelvin said ‘you can’t improve on what you don’t measure or research,’ which shows why it’s so important to do your own research. Of course, studies funded by seed or fertilizer companies have the potential of showing a favorable response to their product(s). I don’t accept any outside money for research so that I can get unbiased data, utilize that data to be a more profitable farmer and then share my knowledge to help other farmers become more profitable and better stewards of America’s land and waterways.”
If you have an agronomic research study or testing idea – please contact Marion.