Using a more diverse cropping system, such as strip intercropping, to produce forages for feeding livestock can create a more sustainable, environmentally friendly farming system. Strip intercropping of corn, soybeans, and oats underseeded with berseem clover was used to demonstrate agronomic and environmental benefits of a more varied cropping system. This system produces oat/ berseem clover soilage (green-chop) that can be utilized to feed beef cattle.
Richard M. Cruse, Mark S. Honeyman
Year of Grant Completion
Cruse, Richard M.; Honeyman, Mark S.; and Ghaffarzadeh, Mohammad, "Demonstration of an annual forage crop integrated with crop and livestock enterprises" (1998). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 120.