AMES, Iowa—How bioreactors are being used to address water quality issues around the world is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, January 20 at noon.
Denitrifying woodchip bioreactors are promoted in the U.S. Midwest to clean nitrate from tile drainage, but did you know that they are also being tested around the world for a variety of applications?
Challenges involving agriculture, nitrogen, and water are not unique to our region. Join Dr. Laura Christianson, assistant professor, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, for this “stay-cation” to learn more about how bioreactors are being used at (almost) 80 stops around the globe.
“Clean water is important no matter where you are in the world. Woodchip bioreactors are helping farmers achieve agricultural water quality goals in many places,” said Dr. Christianson. “They’re not a silver bullet but can be a powerful tool, especially when we learn from global neighbors.
Dr. Christianson does applied research and outreach on agricultural water quality, with a particular emphasis on denitrifying woodchip bioreactors.
Webinar Access Instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CST on January 20:
A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for, for those who are able to participate in the live webinar. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.