New Iowa State research sheds light on "marginal land"

New research from Iowa State University shows significant portions of Iowa farmland consistently produce yields that fall short of the cost of the inputs required to grow crops. It may make more sense to change how those unprofitable acres are used, according to ISU agronomists.

CenUSA has been interested in the concept of "marginal land" since the inception of our project as our vision calls for production of perennial grasses on land that is marginal for row crop production.

You can learn more about Dr. Brandes ' work here and in this short video.

Jan 28, 2016