MEDIA ADVISORY: Protecting Soil and Water Featured in Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine

AMES, Iowa – Research and extension on soil and water are featured in the most recent issue of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine.

STORIES details science-based information on nitrate and nitrogen management, cover crops, soil conservation, success stories and more.

The magazine also includes profiles of exceptional students, renowned faculty and outstanding alumni. All articles are available for publication.

Among articles included in the magazine:

  • Managing the N (nitrate) factor, an infographic illustrating how nitrogen becomes nitrate and travels through soil and water
  • Q&A on cover crops
  • A wetlands win-win for water quality and wildlife
  • Saturated success: Impacts of saturated riparian buffers
  • Prairie strips improve soil health
  • How bioreactors convert nitrate to the air

View STORIES online or download a PDF at For high resolution photographs, a print copy of the magazine or more information about STORIES contact Melea Reicks Licht at (515) 294-8892 or