This guide, and supporting case studies, walks producers through a step-by-step process for planning, preparing and conducting research trials on the farm.
Some of these steps include:
- Formulating the research question
- Determining what to measure
- Assessing resources
- Ensuring timing and accuracy of data collection
- Using field data sheets
- Analyzing and interpreting results
The guide includes blank pages and templates for capturing notes and data.
A video highlights the value of using the guide for on-farm research and three Grab & Go research templates are available for the following topics: testing new crops, using mulches and improving soil health.