Management Challenges of Running Parallel Organic and Conventional Systems


  • Darwin Frye
  • University of Wisconsin Arlington Arlington Agricultural Research Station
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The Arlington Agricultural Research Station (AARS) is the largest of 12 UW-Madison Research Stations. It supports a wide cross section of research and programs for 10 different departments in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). The station consists of approximately 2100 acres of cropland and 14 different crop and livestock units. Approximately 1000 acres is devoted to crop research and the remaining 1100 acres is used as feed for the research livestock units. AARS annually grows approximately 600 acres of corn, 400 acres of forages, 200 acres of soybeans and 100 acres of small grains. This includes the ~80 acres of Certified Organic land.