Webinar: Better Utilizing the Field Edge: Saturated Buffers and Bioreactors

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 12:00pm

The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Jan. 12 at noon CST will feature Matt Helmers, professor and agricultural engineering specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. Helmers leads research on the impact of agricultural management and conservation practices on water quality. He will draw on his expertise with field drainage systems and drainage water quality in this session.

Helmers will overview a broad range of edge of field practices that can help remove nitrates from drainage water and prevent or reduce loss to waterways. He will also take a closer look at how saturated buffers and bioreactors can address the increasing nitrate levels being found in drainage water from tile systems. The session will also highlight educational tools that can be used to improve understanding of these practices and factors to consider in selecting and siting practices for success.

Webinar access instructions

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon CST Jan. 12:

The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time.

A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit has been applied for. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the CEU will be provided at the end of the live webinar.