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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.
4/2/18 - Request for Proposals – 2018 (FY19) from faculty and staff at Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa to address nitrogen and phosphorus nutrient losses to surface waters. (PDF)
12/18/17 - Minutes from the Advisory Council meeting Aug. 23 and the request for proposals (PDF)
12/11/17 - Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Available
9/20/17 - The projects for 2017-2018 were announced.
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 shall appoint a director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. John Lawrence, Associate Dean and Director Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach was appointed the first director. Hongwei Xin, Assistant Dean and Director of the Egg Industry Center has been named current director as of April, 2017.
Director, Iowa Nutrient Research Center
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1029 N University Blvd
Ames, Iowa 50011-3611