Environmental Progress Tracking

Environmental Progress Tracking

INREC is collaborating with agronomy retailers, Certified Crop Advisors (CCA), and the Iowa State University Science Assessment Team to develop and pioneer a first-of-its-kind progress measurement system using retailer and CCA farm records to track and demonstrate environmental progress being made by Iowa farmers. This system is currently under development and will be deployed for pilot phase testing in the fall of 2015.

This effort will provide the means for tracking and demonstrating adoption of nutrient loss reduction practices listed in the Iowa Nutrient Strategy, and will provide aggregated information on the nutrient load reductions resulting from farmer activities. This type of near-term progress demonstration is critical to the continued success of Iowa’s Nutrient Strategy. This system is being designed to ensure that it’s easy to use, protects confidentiality of information, is statistically valid, and provides credible and accurate information.

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