Farm Operations: Water Quality Practices
In late June, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach held a series of five “Nitrogen and Water Week” field days at water-quality research sites across the state. At the half-day programs, farmers and crop consultants learned about research related to profitable nitrogen management and ways to protect water quality. Bottom line: There is no single strategy to effectively reduce nitrate loss. Each farm requires different combinations of nitrate reduction practices to reach the goals set forth in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.
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