Prairie strips will be part of several field days this summer. Click here for more information.
Our cooperators are best at explaining why prairie strips are a practical farmland conservation tool. We've collected a few of their testimonials on this new web page. Check back in the future for more.
FedByScience is a new initiative supported by 16 universities focused on raising awareness about the importance of public funding for food and agricultural research.
The STRIPS team receives the 2018 Team Award from ISU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
This news release and video summarizes the team's evaluation of corn and prairie root penetration into tile lines.
The STRIPS team publishes in one of the worlds top scientific journals. Click here to learn more.
A series of publications includes everything farmers and landowners need to know about the prairie strips conservation practice that has proven environmental benefits.
Information on prairie strips will be presented at several field days and extension events in 2017. Click the header above for the full list.
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.