Iowa State University Finds Farmers’ Efforts Help Water Conservation
Farmers have the power to support conservation efforts to reduce nutrient runoff in waterways. Iowa State University surveyed farmers on which conservation practices they were using – tillage and cover crops, nitrogen management, and structural practicers, such as terraces – all of which reduce nutrient waste.
Many are incorporating the recommended practices, but there is still more work to be done. Further nutrient runoff can be prevented through additional methods, like cover crops, and the Extension looks forward to continuing outreach to farmers to address the benefits of conservation practices.
Iowa State University takes survey results for their Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy – read more about their conservation goals here.