Much of UW’s organic agriculture research takes place on 142 acres, most of it certified, located on four agricultural research stations in different parts of Wisconsin.
Arlington Agriculture Research Station
• 80 acres
• No-till research, corn, soybeans, cover crops, Kernza, cereal grains, Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial
West Madison Agricultural Research Station
• 30 acres
• Sweet corn, celery, tomatoes, potatoes, melons, beets, squash, peppers, carrots, wheat, barley, oats, alfalfa, soybeans, cover crops, winter rye
Spooner Agricultural Research Station
• 16 acres
• Vegetable trials, high tunnel, caterpillar tunnel, acres for seed-to-kitchen project, tomato breeding, squash, peppers, carrots, wheat, oats, Kernza
• Not certified but managed organically
Hancock Agricultural Research Station
• 16 acres
• No current research, but land has maintained its certification
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