The Davis-Purdue Agricultural Center (DPAC) is comprised of 623 acres in northwestern Randolph County along State Highway 1. It includes 450 tillable acres and 100 managed forested acres (known as the Herbert Davis Forestry Farm).
Soils at DPAC are typical of the fine-textured, heavy clay soils (Blount/Pewam) commonly found in East Central Indiana. These soils are characterized by high water retention and are difficult to manage for crop production unless artificially drained.
Researchers here study soil fertility, crop diseases, weed control, insect problems, site-specific agriculture, controlled drainage and drainage water analysis, old-growth timber stands/wildlife interactions, and variable-rate fertilizer applications in corn, soybeans, and winter wheat.
- Research Projects
- Crop Production
- Precision Farming
- Forestry and Natural Resources
Davis-Purdue Agricultural Center (DPAC)
6230 North State Road 1
Farmland, IN 47340-9340