Soil erodes over six times faster from cultivated Iowa cropland than from pastureland, even though almost 12 percent more of the pastureland acres are classified as highly erodible than the cropland acres. Because of serious concern about excessive erosion of Iowa's topsoil, profitable alternatives to row-crop production are needed for soils like those found in much of southern Iowa.
James R. Russell, Allen H. Trenkle, Daniel Loy, Daryl R. Strohbehn, Walter F. Wedin, Stephen K. Barnhart, J. Arne Hallam, Mark S. Honeyman
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Russell, James R.; Trenkle, Allen H.; Strohbehn, Daryl R.; Wedin, Walter F.; Barnhart, Stephen K.; Hallam, Arne; and Honeyman, Mark S., "Optimal efficiency in the use of Iowa's energy, soil, and feed resources for beef production" (1992). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 23.