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The Iowa Nutrient Research Center was established by the Iowa Board of Regents in response to legislation passed by the Iowa Legislature in 2013. The center pursues science-based approaches to areas that include evaluating the performance of current and emerging nutrient management practices, and providing recommendations on implementing the practices and developing new practices.
10/08/18 - The projects for 2018-2019 were announced.
4/2/18 - Request for Proposals – 2018 (FY19) from faculty and staff at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa to address nitrogen and phosphorus nutrient losses to surface waters. (PDF)
12/11/17 - Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Available
8/21/17 - Meeting Notice - Advisory Council - Hansen Ag Student Learning Center, Room 1128, August 23rd, 2 p.m. - Meeting Specifics
2/7/17 - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp and Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence today highlighted coordination and scaling-up of water quality efforts in presentations before House and Senate Committees in the Iowa Legislature.
1/6/17 - Report highlights progress and long-term challenges of Iowa stream nutrient monitoring.
Accomplishments and Impacts, 2013 - 2016 (PDFs)
Water Quality Program - Extension and Outreach
Reducing Nutrient Loss: Science Shows What Works - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication (SP435A Revised February 2017)
The original legislation identified members of the Center’s advisory council.
The dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Iowa State University appoints the director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center.
Director, Iowa Nutrient Research Center
3351 Elings Hall
605 Bissell Road
Ames, Iowa 50011-3611