Trammo teams with Iowa State University and Hart Family to improve nitrogen management and boost crop yield

January 6, 2023

By Madeleine Resener, GeoPols

Nitrogen, one of the most plentiful gases in our environment, is both a friend and foe to our planet and to ourselves.

It makes up 45% of the nutrients used in fertilizers to grow corn, wheat, and soybeans.  That’s why it is essential to crop output. However, nitrogen can be a pollutant – especially when it seeps into water supplies through agricultural run-off or leaching.

Researchers have been exploring various techniques to reduce the nitrogen that ends up in lakes, streams, and other bodies of water.