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Iowa State University a partner for cleaner waters

cover crop

Extension and Outreach through Iowa Learning Farms hosted multiple field days this fall to increase farmers’ understanding of the costs and benefits of growing cover crops. The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy identifies this practice as one way to help protect Iowa’s water quality.

Iowa State University hosts the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy website, where the plan details are available. The Iowa strategy is a coordinated approach for reducing nutrient loads discharged from the state’s largest wastewater treatment plants, in combination with targeted practices designed to reduce loads from nonpoint sources such as agriculture.

This article appeared in November 2013 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter