The impact of prairie strips on soil health and crop yield is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, May 26.
Prairie strips are contour strips of native prairie species that are used like terraces. Prairie strips take up only 10% of a farm field but have disproportional benefits. Marshall McDaniel, assistant professor in soil-plant interactions at Iowa State University, will explore what happens to soil under and around prairie strips and how this might affect crop yield.
“Prairie strips are being rapidly adopted by farmers in Iowa and the surrounding states. We are interested in finding out how the prairie strips are impacting the surrounding crops and soils,” said McDaniel, whose research focuses on understanding soil-plant interactions in order to inform agricultural sustainability.
Webinar Access Instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CDT on May 26:
Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172
Or, join from a dial-in phone line:
Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 364 284 172
The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.