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INREC Participates in Iowa Corn Panel During Farm Progress Show

INREC Participates in Iowa Corn Panel During Farm Progress Show

Visitor friendly weather helped draw a crowd to the Iowa Corn panel discussion on conservation at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in rural Boone. Iowa Corn held a three day water quality panel on August 30 - September 1. Environmental Technology Director Shawn Richmond represented the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC) during the discussion on Wednesday. Richmond discussed topics that related to soil and water conservation, including the importance of on-farm conservation adoption and water quality education.
Wednesday's panel moderator was Ben Nuelle from Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network Farm Broadcaster. Other panelists included Iowa Corn Growers Association Chairman Bob Hemesath, a farmer from Decorah and Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director Roger Zylstra, a farmer from Lynnville.

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Soil Health Partnership Field Day

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) will be hosting a field day on May 19 near Waverly, Iowa.

The field day at the farm of SHP farmer Mark Mueller will provide information to answer questions about Cover Crop Management, Soil Health, Iowa Water Quality, Machinery Set up, Cost Share Programs, Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, and No till planting.Read More

Public-Private Partnership Strengthens Nutrient Reduction Strategy Measurement Progress

Public-Private Partnership Strengthens Nutrient Reduction Strategy Measurement Progress

The Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council is beginning a state-funded project in partnership with Iowa State University to further explore how to measure Iowa farmers’ progress in reducing nutrients moving from fields into rivers and streams.

Last year the Iowa Legislature passed legislation funding the effort led by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State, supported by up to $410,000 per year for three years. INREC will receive $250,000 per year for the in-field progress measurement project as part of that appropriation.

The public-private partnership on the project is an important step in measuring nutrient load reductions stemming from Iowa’s implementation of practices and progress on water-quality goals outlined in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.Read More

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