Livestock forages, especially legumes, are an integral component of sustainable agriculture. But as farms have changed from diversified, integrated crop-livestock enterprises to highly specialized, intensive cash-grain operations, perennial forages have been drastically reduced in Iowa. As livestock and pasture decrease, the risk of soil erosion and associated nutrient and pesticide runoff increases.
J. Ronald George
Dwayne R. Buxton
Year of Grant Completion
George, J. Ronald and Buxton, Dwayne R., "Renovation of established switchgrass with forage legumes" (1994). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 39.