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Iowa Nutrient Research Center Funds 11 New Water Quality Studies

September 1, 2020

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University announces funding for 11 new water quality and nutrient management projects for 2020-2021.

“This round of projects represents over $1.3 million for water quality research,” said Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center director and professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State. “We are pleased that the projects reflect a number of the research priorities developed last year with a broad range of stakeholders, including farmers. These include supporting research on new nutrient-reduction technologies or cropping systems, developing better understanding of in-stream processes and examining potential unintended consequences of conservation practices.” Read more about Iowa Nutrient Research Center Funds 11 New Water Quality Studies

Long-term partnership between USDA and Iowa State University researchers produces innovative results for water quality

September 16, 2020

A collaborative partnership between researchers with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Iowa State University has produced a string of notable water quality studies that have influenced conservation research and practice nationwide. Read more about Long-term partnership between USDA and Iowa State University researchers produces innovative results for water quality

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Spring Seminar Series Highlights Findings from Watersheds Around the Country

January 13, 2021

AMES, Iowa - A spring series of virtual seminars bringing findings from watershed research across the country, begins Wednesday, January 27, hosted by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. The online events will take place each month on the fourth Wednesday, from 3:00-4:00 p.m., through May 26. Sessions are free and open to the public. Read more about Iowa Nutrient Research Center Spring Seminar Series Highlights Findings from Watersheds Around the Country

Researchers find losses of nutrients, greenhouse gases from poorly drained depressions higher than predicted

February 11, 2021

AMES, Iowa — With the help of an innovative new monitoring system, Iowa State researchers looking at nitrogen and phosphorus losses to water and the atmosphere are able to pinpoint nutrient fluxes better than many previous studies. In the process, they are refining knowledge of where – and when -- to expect nutrient-loss hot spots.  Read more about Researchers find losses of nutrients, greenhouse gases from poorly drained depressions higher than predicted

Webinar May 25 previews new video series showcasing Iowa wetlands

May 3, 2021

“Profiles in the Wonders of Iowa’s Wetlands” will feature 12 in-depth educational videos highlighting the diversity and benefits of wetland ecosystems throughout the state. The videos are being developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. A webinar on Tuesday, May 25, at 7-8 p.m., kicks off the series during American Wetlands Month. Read more about Webinar May 25 previews new video series showcasing Iowa wetlands

New ‘Marsh Madness’ trailer will deliver sights, sounds and science of wetlands to audiences across Iowa

June 7, 2021

A new trailer named “Marsh Madness” combines sight, sound and science to engage Iowa audiences about the values of the state’s wetland ecosystems. The artfully designed trailer features scenes of wetlands and their plant and animal communities and recorded sounds of wetland fauna. Adding to the immersive educational experience are three-dimensional interactive models demonstraing the unique landscape placement and hydrology of three wetland types typical in the state. The trailer was developed by Iowa Learning Farms team and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center.  Read more about New ‘Marsh Madness’ trailer will deliver sights, sounds and science of wetlands to audiences across Iowa

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