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July 7th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Six-month progress reports now are available online for research projects funded through the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University.
The center was established in 2013 by the Iowa Board of Regents in response to legislation passed in 2013 by the Iowa Legislature and signed by Governor Terry Branstad. The center received $1.5 million from the Iowa Legislature for 2013-2014 and an additional $1.3 million for 2014-2015.
Research funded through the center is designed to evaluate the performance of current and emerging nutrient management practices, provide recommendations on implementing the practices and develop new practices.
Plans for the first 10 research projects were prepared by scientists at Iowa State, the University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa, each addressing critical needs or gaps in nitrogen and phosphorus research identified in the science assessment that was part of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.
Highlights from June 1, 2014 progress reports include:
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is a science and technology-based approach to assess and reduce nutrients delivered to Iowa waterways and the Gulf of Mexico.
The center’s director is John Lawrence, the associate dean for extension and outreach in Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of ISU Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach.