McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Enhancing the Value of Cover Crops through Utilization by Beef Stocker Cattle: Progress Report (Year 2)

Authors: Erika Lundy (Iowa State University) , Rebecca Vittetoe (Iowa State University) , Joel L. DeJong (Iowa State University) , Beth Doran (Iowa State University) , Paul Kassel (Iowa State University) , Dan Loy (Iowa State University) , Joe Sellers (Iowa State University) , Mike Witt (Iowa State University)

  • Enhancing the Value of Cover Crops through Utilization by Beef Stocker Cattle: Progress Report (Year 2)

    McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Enhancing the Value of Cover Crops through Utilization by Beef Stocker Cattle: Progress Report (Year 2)

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Abstract

Cover crops are an important component of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy to improve Iowa’s water quality. To meet the goal of a 45 percent reduction in the total nitrogen and phosphorus loads, it is estimated the total number of acres planted to cover crops will need to be at a minimum of four million acres or equivalent to about 20 percent of Iowa’s row crop acres. This implies millions of acres may be seasonally available for grazing.

How to Cite:

Lundy, E. & Vittetoe, R. & DeJong, J. L. & Doran, B. & Kassel, P. & Loy, D. & Sellers, J. & Witt, M., (2018) “Enhancing the Value of Cover Crops through Utilization by Beef Stocker Cattle: Progress Report (Year 2)”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2017(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2018
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