Multiple species pay off in pastures

Multispecies pastures show increased forage production and better drought tolerance.

Getting more for less is an attractive concept, but it isn't that easy when it comes to producing more food on less land with fewer resources.

R. Howard Skinner has been researching this idea of more for less in agriculture. Skinner is a physiological plant ecologist and member of the Agricultural Research Service's Pasture System & Watershed Management Research Unit within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has been looking into how to increase the amount of forage (grasse

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