Post submitted by Lindsay Brown, recent graduate from Iowa State University and member of Iowa State’s Soil and Water Conservation Club (SWCC) My name is Lindsay Brown and I have recently graduated Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Environmental Science. I joined the Soil and Water Conservation Club (SWCC)… Read More Why I am Getting into Soil and Water
Photos from the 2018 Iowa Water Conference. Photos by Hanna Bates, Program Coordinator at the Iowa Water Center.
Post submitted by Jamie Benning, Water Quality Program Manager for Iowa State University Extension & Outreach The retaiN project was inspired by experiences of Tim Smith, an Eagle Grove, Iowa farmer. Smith participated in tile monitoring and found levels of nitrates in his tile to be higher than he preferred even though he had been implementing… Read More Get to know retaiN
Ames, Iowa – Research shows that to meet the goals of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Iowa farmers will need to increase use of a diverse array of appropriate nutrient management and other conservation practices. However, most soil and water conservation practice research focuses on single practices (e.g., cover crops). Research from Iowa State University… Read More Research shows social networks play an integral part in conservation practice adoption
Post written by Hanna Bates, Program Assistant at the Iowa Water Center The agriculture community is a vast network that includes farmers, researchers, coordinators, agronomists, and more. Whether we are in the lab or out in the field, we all have one person in common – the farmer. According to a study by Doll and… Read More What we can learn when we come together
Developing a plan for Middle Cedar River Watershed This spring, we talked to Jennifer Fencl, the Solid Waste & Environmental Services Director at The East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG), about how watershed management plans come together. We are now getting experience in the planning process as the Iowa Water Center is a partner… Read More Working with your Watershed Partners Part 1
Photo of Cedar River Coalition partners. Photo from @IWAReduceFloods, the Twitter account for the Iowa Watershed Approach. Getting Down and Dirty for Cleaner Iowa Rivers Last week we participated in cleaning up an Iowa river alongside the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and other water partners across the state for Project AWARE. This event is… Read More Project AWARE 2017