Iowa S.T.A.R. – 2021 Field Form

2021 Crop Year
(Defined as after harvest in 2020 through harvest of 2021)

STAR Field Form





Please review these instructions.  Accurate responses will help ensure your field is awarded the correct points.

  • Read every item under each category.  More than one selection is possible, but sometimes no items will be selected.
    • Example:  From the Cover Crops section – You planted a cover crop mix of cereal rye and tillage radish.  You select “Winter hardy – single species” and “Non-winter hardy – single species.”
  • Completely read each statement.  Several statements have more than one qualifier that needs to be met.
    • Example:  From the Spring Tillage section – “Any full width operation, limited to a single pass, where no fall tillage was performed.”

SECTION 1: First, tell us about your cover crops, soil sampling, and nutrient management.

Cover Crops (Summer 2020 – Fall 2020) - Established growth must exceed 4 inches in height. Crop will not be harvested for grain.
Soil Sampling (Use the previous 5-year history) Sample results must include organic matter content
Nutrient Management (Fall 2020 – February 2021)
Nutrient Management (March 1, 2021– Summer 2021)
Additional Nutrient Activities

SECTION 2: Now, let’s establish a crop history for this field.

Enter the crop name then select each year to indicate the crop history of this individual field.
Corn, Soybeans, Small Grains, Forage (please be specific)
Rotation History
(Note: Cover crop or forage must be grown after small grain harvest. Points are not awarded if fallow is practiced after small grain harvest; clean fallow after small grain harvest)

SECTION 3: Finally, tell us about your tillage practices.

Tillage Practices (Starting after harvest of the 2020 crop)
Conservation and Management Practices (check all that apply on this individual field)
*Practices in use for water originating in this field.