Researchers look to start Center for Nutrient Management

Photo by eutrophication&hypoxia, Flickr.
Photo by eutrophication&hypoxia, Flickr.

University researchers are hoping to create the Center for Nutrient Management at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Illinois.

This new center would work on solutions to limiting farm runoff. As detailed in our radio segment, Iowa’s runoff contributes to an area in the Gulf of Mexico known as a dead zone. This dead zone is unlivable for most marine life due to lack of oxygen.

In order to start the center, the researchers need to obtain a $2.5 million federal grant.

Read more here.

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