Legume Cover Crops in Fallow as an Integrated Crop/Livestock Alternative in the Northern and Central Great Plains

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1994: $160,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1996
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $79,000.00
Region: Western
State: Wyoming
Principal Investigator:
James Krall
University of Wyoming

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, wheat, hay
  • Animals: sheep


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, free-range, manure management, grazing - rotational
  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, continuous cropping, cover crops, fallow, multiple cropping, no-till, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Pest Management: competition, mulches - living, mulching - vegetative
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, public participation, employment opportunities, sustainability measures
    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.