Take Home Points
Incorporation of prairie strips into row crop land is one possible solution to the challenges facing Midwest farmers.
Converting just 10% of row crop land into prairie provides disproportionate benefits.
Prairie strips slow water runoff and encourage water infiltration, reducing soil erosion and nutrient export, thereby improving water quality.
Prairie strips increase the habitat available for biodiversity, including pollinators and some grassland birds.
Prairies strips are a feasible and economical way to address some of the challenges facing Midwest farmers.
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