Iowa's harsh climate can make forage establishment and maintenance difficult. This project examined which forages might be best adapted to growth and survival in northwest Iowa.
Which forages can be best adapted to northwest Iowa?
Results of this study found that tall fescue was the best of the grasses while alfalfa had the highest overall annual dry matter yields. Berseem clover and perennial ryegrass did not perform well.
Steve Barnhart, Joel DeJong
Year of Grant Completion
Haden, David A.; Barnhart, Stephen K.; and DeJong, Joel L., "Evaluating the adaptability of forage species and varieties" (2005). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 245.