The Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council will hosting two opportunities at the Agribusiness Showcase and Conference to improve your environmental knowledge base. Both opportunities are included with admission to the Showcase.
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
Progress will be measured of farmer adoption of practices identified by the ISU Nutrient Science Team which reduce nutrient transport to water resources. Examples include use of nitrogen inhibitor, timing and rate of ni ...