The Fall 2014 edition of the quarterly "Leopold Letter" is now online. It's filled with helpful information about agriculture and the environment, published by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.
Highlights in this issue of the "Leopold Letter" include information about cover crops. Cover crops have been a topic of keen interest by farmers, agronomists and others this year -- more and more producers are trying them and seeking more information about them. The Leopold Center has long invested in cover crops research, with five current projects seeking to fill in the knowledge gaps.
Also in this newsletter, read how sometimes trying new things requires a little boost, as Leopold Center director Mark Rasmussen admits. And read what Leopold Center Distinguished Fellow Fred Kirschenmann has to say. He asks whether optimization is the answer or a flawed reaction to our current challenges with ag and the environment.
OTHER FEATURES: Meet the 2014 Spencer Award winners: two people who are leaders in their community, take in the many activities of our local food team, learn how a Leopold Center project helped Iowa prepare for Emerald Ash Borer, and what really shaped Aldo Leopold and the land ethic. To read the articles, go to the Fall index or follow the links below.
Download a printable copy here.