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.
The Iowa Nutrient Research Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a seminar series highlighting outcomes and impacts from a decade of research. The series starts Sept. 14, 2022, and continues through May 10, 2023. Two presenters each month will discuss INRC-supported projects.
Saturated Buffers will be the focus of the February 8 presenters:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). Find more details and directions online.