A Landowner's Guide to Prairie Strips

Title

A Landowner's Guide to Prairie Strips

Number

AE 3609

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Publication Date:

6-2017

Status

Current

Description

Prairie strips can make a big difference in the staying power of row-cropped farms. Researchers have shown that strips of prairie planted in strategic locations within a crop field provide numerous benefits. The prairie strips hold soil in place, improve soil quality, reduce nitrogen and phosphorus from entering water bodies, and enhance wildlife habitat. They give farmland owners flexible management options and provide numerous benefits that other conservation practices may not offer. Prairie strips have no impact on crop yield other than the land taken out of production.

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