Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farm
Forage crops are important to the diversified crop and livestock farms still common in northwest Iowa. Producers need a variety of forage species for improved pasture, hay production, and nitrogen fixation and as components of crop rotations. Forages are also used for cover crops, buffer strips, and waterways to reduce soil erosion and improve water quality.
Iowa State University
Haden, David, "Evaluating the Adaptability of Forage Species and Varieties in Northwest Iowa" (2005). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1271.