Iowa Farm Science: Volume 11, Issue 5
Not all Iowa farms are commercially important. There are about 21,000 nominal operations barely large enough to be called farms. Their size and production are small. Their operators either exist at a very low level of living or have supplemental income from rents, retirement or off-farm employment.
Meyer Zoysia is a warm-season grass. The lawn grasses commonly used and recommended in Iowa are cool-season grasses. The final answer, however, depends upon what you want in a lawn frass as to care, appearance, etc.
These sections, appearing monthly in Iowa Farm Science, are designed to keep you up to date on what your agricultural experiment station is doing and to give you the results of current research from Iowa State College.
Use of lime has been decreasing on Iowa farms. This indicates that farmers with acid soils may be missing a bet. Lime applications on such acid soils are fully important as fertilizer applications.