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Edge-of-field nitrate reduction practices such as bioreactors, saturated buffers and wetlands are gaining in popularity. Questions linger about how these practices work and the scale of implementation required to make progress towards Iowa's nutrient reduction strategy goals. Matt Helmers will discuss how to answer the questions.
Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on bioreactors Wednesday, Nov. 15, at noon, featuring Laura Christianson from the University of Illinois.
Tom Kaspar will discuss lessons learned from using cover crops to reduce losses of nitrate during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, Dec. 13 at noon. Kaspar is a plant physiologist at the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment.
Rob Davis, conservation land manager with Whiterock Conservancy, will discuss pasture conservation and grazing for soil, livestock and wildlife benefits during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, Jan. 17 at noon.
Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar about how producers can reduce yield impact and disease risks when using cover crops on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m.
Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar about how to better engage non-operator landowners in natural resources conservation on Wednesday, March 21 at 12 p.m. This webinar will cover conservation check-up tools for farm land.
Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar about the latest research, installation standards and best management practices for saturated buffers on April 18 at noon.
Iowa Learning Farms monthly webinar May 16 will discuss incorporating cover crops into a farm lease. Farm management specialist Charles Brown will lead the noon discussion.