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Woodchip Bioreactors For Nitrate In Agricultural Drainage, Laura E. Christianson, Matthew J. Helmers Oct 2011

Woodchip Bioreactors For Nitrate In Agricultural Drainage, Laura E. Christianson, Matthew J. Helmers

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Reduce nitrate in subsurface drainage systems with woodchip bioreactors. Explains how bioreactors work, how to install and use them, their positive and negative impacts, and their costs.


Composting Swine Mortalities In Iowa, Thomas D. Glanville Nov 2008

Composting Swine Mortalities In Iowa, Thomas D. Glanville

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Swine producers have found that composting is a flexible and reasonably priced disposal method that can be used year round. Find out about facilities and equipment, procedures, and regulations.


Maintenance Of Riparian Buffers, Iowa State University Extension And Outreach Mar 2002

Maintenance Of Riparian Buffers, Iowa State University Extension And Outreach

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Riparian buffers are effective at reducing non-point source pollution in streams. However, to maintain their effectiveness they must be managed and maintained. Regularly scheduled maintenance should begin immediately after the buffer has been planted. It is also important to carefully inspect your buffer annually or after major storm events for any damage or problems that may have occurred. Repairs should be completed as soon as possible to maintain proper buffer functions. There are four major maintenance procedures outlined in this brochure. These four procedures are energy intensive and should be done at specifi c times during the growing season.


Weed Emergence Sequences: Knowledge To Guide Scouting And Control, Iowa State University Extension And Outreach Jan 2000

Weed Emergence Sequences: Knowledge To Guide Scouting And Control, Iowa State University Extension And Outreach

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This poster provides information on when weeds begin to emerge in order to help determine the appropriate time to scout fields and implement control tactics.


Composting Dead Livestock: A New Solution To An Old Problem, Thomas D. Glanville Nov 1999

Composting Dead Livestock: A New Solution To An Old Problem, Thomas D. Glanville

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Learn how on-farm composting of dead livestock can save producers money and help protect the environment.


Buffer Strip Design, Establishment, And Maintenance, Richard C. Schultz, Paul H. Wray, Joseph P. Colletti, Thomas M. Isenhart, Charles A. Rodriguez, Amy Kuehl Apr 1997

Buffer Strip Design, Establishment, And Maintenance, Richard C. Schultz, Paul H. Wray, Joseph P. Colletti, Thomas M. Isenhart, Charles A. Rodriguez, Amy Kuehl

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This publication discusses how to design, plant, and maintain a multi-species buffer strip, which is an important part of river ecosystems.


Swine System Options For Iowa, Mark S. Honeyman, Liz Weber May 1996

Swine System Options For Iowa, Mark S. Honeyman, Liz Weber

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Learn about alternatives to large-scale hog confinement and the management, economics and environmental implications of outdoor pig production.