Project ID

E2010-19

Abstract

Grazing native plants is common in the western United States, but the limited amounts of grazing land in Iowa are dominated by exotic, cool-season grasses and legumes. This study explored the nutritional quality and yields of reconstructed native plant grassland and prairies.

Key Question

Can grazing and conservation land management be mutually beneficial?

Findings

Yes, grazing and land management can be employed to create successful land use management plans that incorporate both conservation and grazing goals.

Principal Investigator(s)

Chris Troendle

Co-Investigator(s)

Tolif Hunt, Mary Wiedenhoeft

Year of Grant Completion

2012

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