Perennial Grass Covers Affect Long-Term Soil Quality

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2000: $96,100.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $99,010.00
Region: North Central
State: Iowa
Project Coordinator:
James Raich
Iowa State University

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Additional Plants: native plants


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: agroforestry, nutrient cycling, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research, technical assistance
  • Natural Resources/Environment: hedges - grass, grass waterways, riparian buffers, riverbank protection, soil stabilization
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil analysis, soil quality/health
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.