Compared to row crops, most forage crops reduce water runoff, therefore limiting soil erosion. Forage systems also require less chemical pest control than row crops. Because legume forage species fix nitrogen in the soil, they seldom require nitrogen fertilization. Despite these advantages, profitability limitations have kept forage use from expanding.
James R. Russell
Year of Grant Completion
Russell, James R., "High-intensity, year-round rotational grazing" (1995). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 77.