Pasture is a longtime and significant part of Iowa agriculture and is a critical component of the state's agricultural landscape. The main function of pasture is as a primary support system for livestock. It can affect conservation and the environmental planning in several ways, including soil carbon storage, soil quality, and water quality. The effect of livestock on such parameters is highly significant depending on the way livestock and pasture are managed. Therefore, pasture management does play an important role in a farming operation's overall conservation management plan.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi; Hanna, H. Mark; and Tidman, Michael, "The role of pasture in conservation management" (2004). Integrated Crop Management News. 1550.
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