Author: chelsey@cp

On Monday, July 6, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced funding for the AAI environmental initiative “Optimized Water Quality Wetlands Integrated with In-Field Nutrient Management Practices".
The Agribusiness Association of Iowa is pleased to announce Ben Gleason has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC).
The Iowa Nutrient Research & Education Council (INREC) announced a $250,000 grant from Google that will bolster INREC initiatives to improve water quality and support Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy.
In the interest of encouraging greater nutrient management and the use of soil testing the Iowa Nutrient Research & Education Council has created the Iowa Soil Laboratory Performance Program (ISLPP) to evaluate and document the performance of these tests by the labs.
The Iowa Nutrient Research & Education Council (INREC) has completed its sixth year of surveys for measuring progress for the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.
Iowa farmers join INREC and ISU, with support from Google.org, for Design Sprint to develop innovative farming tools.
A core mission of the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council is progress measurement. The Council provides resources for projects that provide an accurate accounting of the practices in place which reduce nutrient movement, as well as changes in practices over time.
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 nitrogen and phosphorus fertility, use of cover crops, tillage, terraces, bioreactors and buffers.
Environmental Technology Directory Shawn Richmond was interviewed by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation for the Spokesman and for the Iowa Minute to discuss how the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC) is measuring progress toward the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.
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.
Environmental Services Director Shawn Richmond represented the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC) during the Iowa Corn panel 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.
The Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council will be hosting two opportunities at the Agribusiness Showcase and Conference to improve your environmental knowledge base. Both opportunities are included with admission to the Showcase.
In an ongoing effort to continuously improve Iowa’s water quality, a first-of-its-kind collaboration among business, organizations, and industries have joined together to address nutrient issues across the production system.