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Multi-purpose Oxbows Make the Grade for Nutrient Reduction

November 14, 2019

New research shows that “multi-purpose oxbows” can effectively reduce nitrate-nitrogen, earning them a spot in the Iowa Nutrient Research Strategy’s menu of conservation options. Keith Schilling, State Geologist and Director of the Iowa Geological Survey, is lead investigator for Iowa Nutrient Research Center- sponsored research to better understand the benefits of oxbow restoration for water quality. Partners in the research include the Iowa Soybean Association, The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Geological Survey's Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Iowa State. Read more about Multi-purpose Oxbows Make the Grade for Nutrient Reduction

Iowa State Survey Shows Farm Owners Make Small Increases in Conservation

January 13, 2020

A survey of Iowa landowners conducted by Iowa State University suggests that adoption of conservation practices has increased slightly since 2012, and that ongoing trends in land ownership and management are likely barriers to a number of conservation practices. However, some of these same barriers may contribute to increased use of no-till management on cropland, researchers found.

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INRC Launches Spring Seminar Series on “Water Research Past, Present and Future”

January 8, 2020

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center (INRC) at Iowa State University launches a set of seminars on “Water Research Past, Present and Future,” beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22. The sessions will take place from 3:10-4:00 the fourth Wednesday of each month, except for May, which will be the third Wednesday, and will be a field tour. Sessions will be held in Elings Hall, Room 1306, on the Iowa State campus. Read more about INRC Launches Spring Seminar Series on “Water Research Past, Present and Future”

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Launches Online Water Quality Research Map

February 18, 2020

A new, online Iowa water quality research map has been launched by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. The “zoomable” map, at http://www.cals.iastate.edu/inrc/map/ shows locations of water quality research projects around the state, including projects funded by the INRC through Iowa State, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa. Read more about Iowa Nutrient Research Center Launches Online Water Quality Research Map

Farmers, Landowners Help Advance Research by Iowa Nutrient Research Center

May 4, 2020

“Farmers and landowners are important partners who help make it possible to test research in different farming and geographic situations,” said Matt Helmers, director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. “Rob Stout and Eric Hoien are two excellent examples of cooperators whose support has benefited INRC-related water quality research." Read more about Farmers, Landowners Help Advance Research by Iowa Nutrient Research Center

Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Shows Record Conservation Engagement by Iowans

July 1, 2020

The 2018-2019 Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (INRS) annual report was released today by Iowa State University, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The findings reveal increased farmer, landowner and community engagement, use of conservation practices and funding invested in soil health and water quality projects. Read more about Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Shows Record Conservation Engagement by Iowans

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