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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

Conservation Takes Teamwork

April 2, 2019

The Roadman family owns a farm in Grundy County on a tributary of the Cedar River that has been in the family for five generations. Years ago, Larry Roadman’s grandfather established Roadman Memorial Park to honor his father. Inspired by their love of Iowa and its land, the family conservation tradition continues with adoption of new practices like prairie strips and a saturated riparian buffer.  Read more about Conservation Takes Teamwork

STRIPS Virtual Field Day

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

A free virtual prairie strips field day will be held on Thursday, July 9 at 1pm CDT. Join us as we explore the multitude of benefits prairie strips can offer with Tim Youngquist, ISU Prairie STRIPS farmer liaison, and Gary Guthrie, Story County landowner with prairie strips. Hosted by Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group. Read more about STRIPS Virtual Field Day

Dr. Matthew Helmers

Matthew Helmers
Researchers
Edge-of-Field
Land Management
Nutrient Management
Professor - Agricutlural & Biosystems Engineering
Director - Iowa Nutrient Research Center
Area of Expertise: 
Agricultural water management, Drainage, Engineering

Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore

Lisa Schulte Moore
Researchers
Land Management
Professor - Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Director - C-CHANGE
Area of Expertise: 
Agroecology, Landscape Ecology, Sustainability

Dr. Justin Meissen

Justin Meissen
Researchers
Land Management
Researcher - Tallgrass Prairie Center
Restoration Program Manager - Tallgrass Prairie Center
Area of Expertise: 
Prairie Restoration, Restoration Ecology