In honor of Prairie Rivers of Iowa’s 20th anniversary, here’s a list of 20 conservation practices that can be used on the farm to reduce the amount of excess nutrients entering the groundwater including links to more information from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Clean Water Iowa program.

 

 

BIOREACTOR
SATURATED BUFFER
WETLANDS
DRAINWATER MANAGEMENT
STREAM BUFFER
SHALLOW DRAINAGE
PERENNIAL CROPS 
EXTENDED CROP ROTATION
LAND RETIREMENT
WETLANDS
COVER CROPS
SIDEDRESSING
SPRING-APPLIED NITROGEN
NUTRIENT SOURCE
SOIL-TEST P
P PLACEMENT
SITE-SPECIFIC P MANAGEMENT
NO-TILL/STRIP-TILL
NITRIFICATION INHIBITOR
NITROGEN APPLICATION RATE