The 2014 Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Progress Report is the first step in employing the logic model framework to data collection and reporting. The reporting process has helped identify the many challenges in collecting and reporting this data gathered from a wide range of sources.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Dean of Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Wendy Wintersteen, and Director of Iowa Department of Natural Resources Chuck Gipp explain the key points of the Nutrient Reduction Strategy and how it will deploy in Iowa.
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Iowa has been working for decades to protect and improve water quality. However, progress measured toward reduction targets at the watershed scale has been challenging, and many complex nutrient-related impacts in Iowa’s lakes, reservoirs, and streams remain to be addressed.
A list of practices based on research that have the greatest potential to make a significant impact on reducing the loss of nitrogen (nitrates) and phosphorus (phosphates) into the water supply.