The Cedar Creek Watershed Project will host a workshop focusing on practices that minimize nutrient loss on February 21 from noon to 2 p.m. in rural Batavia.
Catherine DeLong, manager of the Iowa State Water Quality Outreach and Awareness Program, will discuss Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy and its application to farmers.
Charles Brown, Farm Management Field Specialist from Iowa State Extension, will bring his own farm experience in farm management and conservation economics considerations.
Iowa Corn will also be offering a free meal to those who RSVP for the event.
Some of the nutrient reduction tools that will be discussed include nitrogen calculators, cover crops, and field edge practices. Field-edge practices play a crucial role in improving water quality by reducing nitrogen and phosphorus in Iowa water bodies. Field edge practices involve bioreactors, buffers, saturated buffers and denitrifying wetlands.
The field day will take place north of Batavia on Highway 1436 34. The event is free and open to the whole family, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. Please RSVP to Bryce Lidtka at [email protected]