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K-12 educators ‘Step Up the Science of Water Quality’ with Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation and Iowa Nutrient Research Center

August 16, 2021


K-12 educators follow Adam Janke, assistant professor and extension wildlife specialist, around an oxbow wetland as he calls on them to engage their senses and experience the varied benefits from the nutrient reduction practice. Iowa State University photo.

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Iowa State Research Aims to Improve Next Generation of Bioreactors

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. Read more about Iowa State Research Aims to Improve Next Generation of Bioreactors

INRC fall water quality research seminar series focuses on new technologies, new tools, emerging concerns

August 17, 2021

AMES, Iowa – A fall seminar series on Iowa water quality research focused on, "New Technologies, New Tools and Emerging Concerns" begins Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, hosted by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. The presentations will take place the second Wednesday of each month, from 3-4 p.m., through Dec. 8. This year’s hybrid seminar series will be presented online and in-person at 1306 Elings Hall, 605 Bissell Road, on the Iowa State University campus. Sessions are free and open to the public. Read more about INRC fall water quality research seminar series focuses on new technologies, new tools, emerging concerns

Iowa Hosts 2021 Drainage Research Forum in Ames

October 20, 2021

Drainage experts from around the Midwest will gather November 23 in Ames to share and discuss updates on drainage issues, research and technology at the 2021 Drainage Research Forum in Ames. The event will be held at the Ames Gateway Hotel and Conference Center on Green Hills Drive with a virtual online option for participation. The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. with registration and refreshments, and the program is scheduled for 9:30 to 3:45 p.m. More details and registration information is available at https://www.regcytes.extension.iastate.edu/drainageresearch/.

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Iowa Nutrient Research Center Supports New Studies to Improve Success Strategies for Cover Crops

October 23, 2018

“If farmers have a good year growing cover crops, they can get really excited and plant more acres. But if they have a bad year, they might never use cover crops again,” said Alison Robertson, professor of plant pathology and microbiology and a lead investigator of cover crop projects funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. Read more about Iowa Nutrient Research Center Supports New Studies to Improve Success Strategies for Cover Crops

Research helps farmers succeed with prairie

April 2, 2019

More landowners are interested in planting strips of deep-rooted prairie within crop fields or on marginal land as an effective soil conservation and water quality practice. But they need reliable answers about the costs and benefits. Practical answers are coming out of projects led by University of Northern Iowa researchers, funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. Read more about Research helps farmers succeed with prairie

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