March 27, 2019

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University is seeking new proposals for water-quality research that can help landowners reduce nitrate and phosphorus in the state’s waterways, one of Iowa’s most pressing concerns. The center will begin accepting proposals this week for its ne

March 04, 2019

Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Progress Report is now available at

January 24, 2019

On a cold day last fall, Iowa State University scientist Michelle Soupir and her team of graduate students shoveled out the woodchip-and-mud entrails of nine concrete-lined water-quality cells at the Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research Farm near Ames. They packed samples from the cells — mini-bioreactors — into plastic bags and labeled them to take back to the lab, where they would measure bacterial activity and the rate of woodchip decomposition.

December 17, 2018

A new technology for cleansing nutrients from water leaving Iowa’s tile-drained fields began with two Iowa State University researchers brainstorming after a professional meeting.

October 23, 2018

“If farmers have a good year growing cover crops, they can get really excited and plant more acres.

October 19, 2018

Meeting Notice - INRC Advisory Council - Hansen Ag Student Learning Center, Room 1126, October 319:00-11:00 a.m. - 2018 Meeting Agenda

October 08, 2018

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 16 new water quality and nutrient management projects for 2018-19.

October 08, 2018

AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 16 new water quality and nutrient management projects for 2018-19.

The projects represent approximately $1.7 million in funding for water quality research.

Matt Helmers, headshot
September 19, 2018

AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering has been named the new director of the 

May 29, 2018

BOONE — The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is a science and technology-based framework to assess and reduce nutrient loss from both point sources (such as municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants) and nonpoint sources

April 02, 2018

2018 (FY19) from faculty and staff at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa to address nitrogen and phosphorus nutrient losses to surface waters.

February 07, 2017

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp and Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence today highlighted coordination and scaling-up of water quality efforts in presentations before House and Senate Committees in the Iowa Legislature.


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