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Iowa State University Advances Saturated Riparian Buffers as a Promising Water-quality Practice for Crop Fields

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. Their “back of the napkin” discussion in 2010 led to development of saturated riparian buffers, a new conservation practice that is rapidly gaining interest in Iowa and far beyond. Read more about Iowa State University Advances Saturated Riparian Buffers as a Promising Water-quality Practice for Crop Fields

Cover Crop and Saturated Buffer Field Day near Walcott, November 17

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

The public is invited to a field day near Walcott, Iowa, that will feature cover crops and a saturated buffer, Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 12:00-2:00 p.m., hosted by the Iowa Learning Farms, the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, Iowa Geological Survey and Partners of Scott County Watersheds. The field day will begin at Paustian Farms, 6520 215th St, Walcott, IA 52773. The free event includes a complimentary meal. RSVPs are encouraged to ensure adequate space and food (contact Liz Ripley, 515-294-5429 or ilf@iastate.edu).  Find more details and directions at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/cover-crop-and-saturated-buffer-field-day-be-held-near-walcott-november-17Read more about Cover Crop and Saturated Buffer Field Day near Walcott, November 17

Dr. Steven Hall

Steven Hall
Researchers
Edge-of-Field
Land Management
Associate Professor - Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Area of Expertise: 
Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry

Dr. Thomas Isenhart

Tom Isenhart
Researchers
Edge-of-Field
Land Management
Professor - Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Area of Expertise: 
Water quality

Dr. William Beck

Billy Beck
Researchers
Edge-of-Field
Assistant Professor - Extension Forestry Specialist - Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Area of Expertise: 
Forestry, Water quality, Riparian Management

Dr. Chris Rehmann

Chris Rehmann
Researchers
Edge-of-Field
Multi-objective
Associate Professor - Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Area of Expertise: 
Mixing and Transport of Contamiants of Natural Flows, Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Dr. Cassandra Rutherford

Cassandra Rutherford
Researchers
Edge-of-Field
Multi-objective
Assistant Professor - Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Area of Expertise: 
Hazard Mitigation, Soil Characterization