Farm

McNay Research and Demonstration Farm

Publication Date

2002

Abstract

Pasture productivity in Iowa often is limited by low productivity of cool-season grasses during summer. This uneven seasonal distribution of forage production could be improved by including species in pasture systems that perform better under higher temperatures. Warm-season grasses produce most of their growth during summer when cool-season grasses are semi-dormant. By using cool-season and warm-season pastures in a sequential system, it should be possible to improve seasonal productivity.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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