From the Great Lakes to the Gulf

posted on Friday, December 11, 2015

Nutrient Management and Edge of Field Monitoring

Robinson (pictured center), speaks with luncheon presenter James Mosely, who helps head the national AGree Initiative, on which IEC advises, and Linda Prokopy, with Purdue University. Photo courtesy of Randall Reeder, Ohio State University.

Agricultural Policy Specialist Ann Y. Robinson was one of several Iowans who participated in the  Nutrient Management and Edge of Field Monitoring Conference in Memphis, Tenn, last week. The  national conference brought together researchers, conservation professionals, and farmers from across the country to discuss water quality research and monitoring, nutrient reduction strategies, and conservation needs.

"Water quality extends beyond state borders, and what we do affects our watershed neighbors downstream," said Robinson. "This conference was an excellent opportunity to connect with some of our watershed neighbors, share challenges, successes, and learn more about new research and monitoring that can help meet nutrient reduction goals."

The conference was sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation Society, headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa.

  1. nitrate pollution
  2. water quality