Document Type

Report

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-2014

First Page

1

Last Page

4

Abstract

Agriculture in Iowa owes its immense productivity to an extreme trade-off. Once, perennial prairie covered 85 percent of the state, and its deep root network built and held together a fertile topsoil layer many feet deep. Now, more than 85 percent is in agricultural production, with the majority in row crops.

Comments

This is a report of the STRIPS research team, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture (2014): pp. 1-4.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf