Project ID

1999-41

Abstract

Iowa's harsh climate can make forage establishment and maintenance difficult. This project examined which forages might be best adapted to growth and survival in northwest Iowa.

Key Question

Which forages can be best adapted to northwest Iowa?

Findings

Results of this study found that tall fescue was the best of the grasses while alfalfa had the highest overall annual dry matter yields. Berseem clover and perennial ryegrass did not perform well.

Principal Investigator(s)

David Haden

Co-Investigator(s)

Steve Barnhart, Joel DeJong

Year of Grant Completion

2005

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