Dr. Matt Helmers

Dr. Helmers’ research areas include studies on the impact of nutrient management, cropping practices, drainage design and management, and strategic placement of buffer systems on nutrient export from agricultural landscapes.  He has a regional Extension program working to increase adoption of practices that have the potential to reduce downstream nutrient export.

Photograph of Matthew Helmers
October 1, 2021 8:30 AM

A new study underway by economists at Iowa State University aims to better understand nutrient impacts through the lens of local recreation and tourism, with a focus on assessing the economic impacts of water quality improvement on rural and lower-income communities.

Water Quality
March 26, 2021 5:19 PM

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a demonstration is worth a million words at least!  I am reminded of this as we are brushing off the winter dirt from the Conservation Station Fleet and beginning to plan for summer 2021 outreach.

Water Quality
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