Published Jun 19, 2018

Energy & Fertilizer Use in Diverse Rotations

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Diverse rotations can reduce total farm energy use substantially by reducing the amount of nitrogen fertilizer that needs to be applied. Matt Liebman of Iowa State University has studied diverse rotations on a research farm near Boone for the past 15 years, and talks about some of his findings with regards to energy and fertilizer. From our Rotationally Raised video series on small grains production.