Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Economic Analysis of Three Iowa Rotations

September 2008

Craig Chase, Kathleen Delate, Matt Liebman and Kelvin Leibold, Iowa State University Extension PMR 1001

Compares the economic return to management of three crop rotations: conventional corn-soybean, organic corn-soybean-oat/alfalfa-alfalfa, and low external input corn-soybean-oat-alfalfa. This peer-reviewed publication details the production and market assumptions made and also mentions non-economic factors that can affect rotation decisions. Read about the competitive grant projects for LTAR and Low-External-Input.

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