New conservation virtual field days announced for week of March 1st
There was one webinar announced during the week of February 22. For more information about recently announced field days, visit here.
March 3 | Conservation Learning Lab: Implementation of Cover Crops at Small Watershed Scale
During this webinar, Matt Helmers, director, Iowa Nutrient Research Center, will highlight three years of water quality monitoring data after cover crop implementation. The Conservation Learning Lab project, started in 2016, posed the question, “Can high levels of cover crop implementation and reduced tillage be obtained on a small watershed scale, and water quality improvement documented accordingly?” The project focused on small watersheds—between 500 and 1,300 total acres in size—and two pilot watersheds were chosen in Floyd county and Story county.
March 4 | Water Quality and Quantity Improvements in the Clear Creek Watershed
Located in Iowa and Johnson County, the Clear Creek Watershed Coalition is working to implement seventy conservation practices to improve water quality and reduce downstream flooding. One unique project in the watershed being highlighted during the virtual field day, is the construction of a fringe wetland along the edges of a revitalized pond owned by the Sippy family.
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