Improving Iowa Grasslands with Managed Grazing: 5 Case Studies

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2009-10-01
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Betts, Lynn
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Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
The Leopold Center is a research and education center on the campus of Iowa State University created to identify and reduce negative environmental and social impacts of farming and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.
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This is a summary of five case studies conducted by the Grass-based Livestock Working Group to show how managed grazing can improve Iowa grasslands. The studies covered short rotations, grazing the prairie, CRP in rotation, grass banks and goats.

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