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Forage Crop Research: Evaluating Forage Species in Iowa for Productivity during Drought Conditions

Authors: M. H. Wiedenhoeft (Iowa State University) , R. L. Hintz (Iowa State University) , P. Patrick (Iowa State University)

  • Forage Crop Research: Evaluating Forage Species in Iowa for Productivity during Drought Conditions

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    Forage Crop Research: Evaluating Forage Species in Iowa for Productivity during Drought Conditions

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Abstract

Drought often results in greater agricultural damage in southern, western, and northeastern Iowa than in the rest of the state. Slight to severe slopes are prone to erosion, and soils high in clay content are slow to drain excess moisture during wet periods and have low amounts of available moisture during periods of drought. The land is predominantly used for livestock production because of factors that limit level of productivity in row-crop production.

Keywords: Agronomy

How to Cite:

Wiedenhoeft, M. H. & Hintz, R. L. & Patrick, P., (2002) “Forage Crop Research: Evaluating Forage Species in Iowa for Productivity during Drought Conditions”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2001(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2002
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