For many Iowa farmers, reed canarygrass is most valuable for pasture on poorly drained soils where other palatable grasses won't grow. But for healing and controlling gullies, reed canarygrass is unexcelled.
Hughes, H. D.; Krenzin, Ralph; and Hawk, Virgil
"Reed Canarygrass for Gully Control,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 6
, Article 6.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol6/iss9/6