100 Years of Farming: Sediment and Nutrient Loss Yesterday and Today
Iowa State University’s Matt Helmers will look at a century of farming in a case study of one Iowa farm, highlighting land management impacts.
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Nov. 22 at noon CST will feature Matt Helmers, professor and extension agricultural engineer, Iowa State University. Helmers conducts research and extension outreach programs concerning nutrient management, cropping practices, drainage design and management, and strategic placement of buffer systems to reduce nutrient export from agricultural landscapes.
In the webinar, “Impact of 100 Years of Agricultural Practice Changes on Sediment and Nutrient Loss from One Farm in Osceola County, Iowa,” Helmers will discuss the changes in farming practices over the past 100 years through the lens of his family’s farm. He will overview the evolution of farming practices over time and examine some of the potential impacts of different practices on sediment and nutrient losses.
“Looking at the ways in which farmers utilize the land and how land management practices have changed over the last 100 years provides an excellent opportunity to increase understanding of how these practices have impacted sediment and nutrient loss,” said Helmers. “Over time, the outcomes of adopted practices were not always predictable or entirely beneficial. It may surprise some people that while some practices may have reduced sediment loss, they also increased nitrate losses. Taking the good with the bad, seeing impacts over a 100-year span provides an excellent backdrop for learning and discussion.”
Participants are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.
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DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023
TIME: Noon CST
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Shortly before noon CST, click the link below or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xtAwWXycQZW8iwtNLz34GA#/registration
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter webinar ID: 999 3709 5398
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Webinar ID: 999 3709 5398
The webinar will also be recorded and archived. All archived webinars are available on the ILF website, so that they can be watched at any time.
ILF has applied for a Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) for attending this webinar. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.
Upcoming Webinars in the Series:
Up Next: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, “ManureDB: The Creation and Launch of the Largest Manure Nutrient Database in the U.S.,” with Nancy Bohl Bormann, University of Minnesota.
Dec. 6: Rashelle Matthiesen, Iowa State University
Dec. 13: Laura Jackson, University of Northern Iowa