Project ID

2002-39

Abstract

This project explored ways to make grassland agriculture a more appealing option for Iowa producers who have marginal soils on their farms.

Key Question

Are producers who row crop marginal soils willing to change their cropping practices to include pasture and/or forage, given the limited average production of row crops and the negative environmental effects?

Findings

Many producers say yes, if assured that the change will be profitable. Those who are interested in the change often need both financial and technical

Principal Investigator(s)

Marvin Mensching

Co-Investigator(s)

Dale Miller

Year of Grant Completion

2005

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