Alternative Agriculture

The majority of Midwest producers typically raise corn in a corn-soybean rotation or with multiple years of corn followed by soybean. Other crops, however, can be highly productive and work well when incorporated into a corn-soybean system or as an alternative crop. Organic produce is also becoming more popular and different methods need to be employed from the current methods and technologies used.

Research ReportsPhoto of soybean field

2007 Research Update: Organic Cultivar Performance (Nashua, IA)
2007 Research Update: Organic Cultivar Performance (Kanawha, IA)
2007 Research Update: Organic Cultivar Performance (Greenfield, IA)

Extension Publications

Fundamentals of organic agriculture
Legume living mulches in corn and soybean
Small grain cover crops for corn and soybean
Strip Intercropping

Related Websites

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Practical Farmers of Iowa
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Agricultural Marketing Resource Center

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