Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

Double-Cropped Field Pea Crop Rotation Study

Author: James A. Fawcett (Iowa State University)

  • Double-Cropped Field Pea Crop Rotation Study

    Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

    Double-Cropped Field Pea Crop Rotation Study

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Abstract

Farmers are continually searching for a third crop to complement the corn-soybean rotation. Field peas can be substituted for most of the soybean meal in swine rations and may be more economical than soybean meal, so there is a huge potential market for field peas in Iowa. Field peas are a short-season crop, which makes double cropping a possibility. There have been recent reports from Illinois of some success in planting field peas in the summer after a winter wheat harvest.

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Fawcett, J. A., (2006) “Double-Cropped Field Pea Crop Rotation Study”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2005(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2006
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