Grazing native plants in Iowa: Processes and experiences

Grazing native plants in Iowa: Processes and experiences

Rachael Cox, Iowa State University
Mary H. Wiedenhoeft, Iowa State University

Description

Find out how grazing livestock on Iowa prairies and grasslands can balance economics with ecology, benefiting both the land manager and the producer. Compares available nutrients and costs of various grasses, forbs, and hay. Describes relationship between grazing native plants and increasing wildlife diversity. Profiles six operations including graziers, land managers, and conservationists.