Demonstration of an annual forage crop integrated with crop and livestock enterprises

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1998
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Cruse, Richard
Honeyman, Mark
Ghaffarzadeh, Mohammad
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Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
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Using a more diverse cropping system, such as strip intercropping, to produce forages for feeding livestock can create a more sustainable, environmentally friendly farming system. Strip intercropping of corn, soybeans, and oats underseeded with berseem clover was used to demonstrate agronomic and environmental benefits of a more varied cropping system. This system produces oat/ berseem clover soilage (green-chop) that can be utilized to feed beef cattle.

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