On the Radio: Nutrient Management Research


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This week’s On the Radio segment covers research happening at the University of Iowa that looks into contaminant behaviors throughout watersheds. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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On the Radio: Iowa Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard 2013


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This week’s On the Radio segment covers the newly updated Iowa Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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2013 Nutrient Management Standard released in Iowa


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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently released the new Iowa Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard – the guiding document for implementing nutrient management plans for Iowa farmers.

To learn more, follow the link above, or head over to the National Hog Farmer website.

Researchers look to start Center for Nutrient Management


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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.

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