AG 401-article 3 - Layla Amiri\"Crop Rotation and the Future of Farming Until about 30 years ago you could find all sorts of crops growing on Iowa farms

AG 401-article 3 - Layla Amiri"Crop Rotation and the Future...

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Layla Amiri "Crop Rotation and the Future of Farming" 1/12/2016 Until about 30 years ago, you could find all sorts of crops growing on Iowa farms, and livestock Since then all animals have moved indoors and the number of crops has decreased to exactly two -corn -soybeans Charles Townshed discovered that crops grow better with fewer weeds and pest problems if they are rotated in a careful sequence Townshed's rotation included clover, wheat, and other small grains an turnips By the middle ages farming was based on the practice of letting the land lie fallow, unplanted
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