Got your harvest in the bin? Fall, winter, and early spring are great times for learning about, laying out, and seeding prairie strips.
Information on prairie strips will be presented at several field days and extension events in 2016. The next of these will be on September 8th at The Eastern Iowa Airport in Linn County, Iowa. Click the header above for the full list.
Work by a Master's student at Wageningen University in The Netherlands supports prairie strips practice. Read summary here.
The foundations for prairie strips continue to accumulate. Click the link above to see some of our recent publications.
Have questions about prairie strips? Visit our new Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
STRIPS Farmer Cooperator Tim Smith will present on July 22 as a part of an ISU Extension webinar series on drainage water management.
STRIPS Farmer Liaison presents on "Spreading Prairie to Iowa Farms" in this recent Iowa Learning Farms webinar.
Read about prairie strips in Corn & Soybean Digest. STRIPS Farmer Liaison Tim Youngquist says, “Each field is unique; each farmer’s entrepreneurial spirit is different.
(February, 2015) STRIPS team is now working with Eastern Iowa Airport and the University of Iowa to achieve both water quality and homegrown bioenergy production goals.
(January, 2015) STRIPS social scientists J.
(December, 2014) STRIPS has made for big news lately, including the November 19th issue of the New York Times.
(November, 2014) Listen and watch Dr.
(November, 2014) Listen to webinar by Lisa Schulte Moore on the science and practice of prairie strips!
(November, 2014) Learn more about "STRIPS - The Movie" through this news release prepared by our partner, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. We also celebrate our 100th acre in prairie strips this month!
(August, 2014) STRIPS scientist Matt Liebman and farmer Seth Watkins were highlighted in an NPR story about how Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn to Adapt to Weather Extremes
(July, 2014) STRIPS farmer Seth Watkins was interviewed by NPR Morning Edition to discuss the a recent study that shows Climate Change is a Growing Threat to Corn Production
(May, 2014) Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited the STRIPS research site at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about her visit here.
(March, 2014) Scientist Lisa Schulte Moore published an article about the benefits of STRIPS in the spring edition of the Missouri Prairie Journal. Read more here!
(March, 2014) An article in Wallaces Farmer highlights the soil and water quality benefits of STRIPS. Click here to learn how STRIPS retain soil and nutrients on the field.
(Spring, 2014) The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture published a brief progress report on the STRIPS project in their quarterly newsletter, The Leopold Letter, on page
(Summer, 2013) Read more about STRIPS first demonstration site in this article from the Summer, 2013 Leopold Letter!
(July, 2013) Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore, NRCS collaborator Doug Davenport, and farmer Seth Watkins discuss STRIPS on Iowa Public Radio. Find the story here.
(August, 2013) The Land Stewardship Project interviewed Matt Helmers, Pauline Drobney, and farmer Gary Van Rys Wyk in a podcast about STRIPS. You can listen to the podcast here.