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A. G. Dolezal, Clair, A. L. St., Zhang, G., Toth, A. L., and O'Neal, M. E., Native habitat mitigates feast-famine conditions faced by honey bees in an agricultural landscape, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019.PDF icon dolezal_st._clair_et_al._2019_pnas.pdf (1007.54 KB)
V. Hernandez-Santana, Zhou, X., Helmers, M. J., Asbjornsen, H., Kolka, R., and Tomer, M., Native prairie filter strips reduce runoff from hillslopes under annual row-crop systems in Iowa, USA, Journal of HydrologyJournal of Hydrology, vol. 477, pp. 94-103, 2013.
M. L. Hladik, Bradbury, S., Schulte, L. A., Helmers, M., Witte, C., Kolpin, D. W., Garrett, J. D., and Harris, M., Neonicotinoid insecticide removal by prairie strips in row-cropped watersheds with historical seed coating use, Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment, vol. 241, pp. 160-167, 2017.
M. Perez-Suarez, Castellano, M. J., Kolka, R., Asbjornsen, H., and Helmers, M., Nitrogen and carbon dynamics in prairie vegetation strips across topographical gradients in mixed Central Iowa agroecosystems, Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment, vol. 188, p. 11, 2014.
D. Mitchell, Nitrogen sources and sinks in Iowa soils: biogeochemical links between carbon inputs, nitrate leaching, and nitrous oxide emissions, 2012.
M. J. Helmers, Grudens-Shuck, N., and Youngquist, T. D., Novel Use of Conceptual Change Framework Improves Video on Challenging Science Topic, Journal of Extension, vol. 57, no. 1IAW2, 2019.PDF icon novel_use_of_conceptual_change_framework_improves_video_on_challenging_science_topic.pdf (558.77 KB)
X. Zhou, Helmers, M. J., Asbjornsen, H., Kolka, R., Tomer, M. D., and Cruse, R. M., Nutrient removal by prairie filter strips in agricultural landscapes, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, vol. 69, pp. 54-64, 2014.
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X. Zhou, Helmers, M. J., Asbjornsen, H., Kolka, R., and Tomer, M. D., Perennial filter strips reduce nitrate levels in soil and shallow groundwater after grassland-to-cropland conversion, Journal of environmental quality, vol. 39, pp. 2006-2015, 2010.
J. W. Doudna, O'Neal, M. E., Tyndall, J. C., and Helmers, M. J., Perspectives of extension agents and farmers toward multifunctional agriculture in the United States Corn Belt, Journal of Extension, vol. 53, no. 6, 2015.
J. Mueller and Liebman, M., Plant Community and Soil Functional Characteristics of Prairie Conservation Strips, 2015.PDF icon Mueller & Liebman 2015 STRIPS poster.pdf (1.63 MB)
L. A. Schulte, MacDonald, A. L., Niemi, J. B., and Helmers, M. J., Prairie strips as a mechanism to promote land sharing by birds in industrial agricultural landscapes, Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment, vol. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.01.007, 2016.
L. SchulteMoore, Prairie strips: bringing biodiversity, improved water quality, and soil protection to agriculture, Missouri Prairie Journal, vol. 35, 2014.PDF icon Schulte 2014 MoPrairieJournal -- Prairie Strips.pdf (1.04 MB)
R. Whitehair and Grudens-Schuck, N., Prairie strips consultant educational needs assessment: 2017 survey, Iowa State University, Agricultural Education & Studies, Ames, IA, 2017.PDF icon prairiestripswsdevneedsassessjune2017_rev5_2_18.pdf (692.17 KB)
N. Grudens-Schuck, Helmers, M. J., Youngquist, T. D., and Johnson, M. S., Prairie strips for sediment and nutrient control and biodiversity, Journal of Extension, vol. 55, no. 1, 2017.
S. L Moore, Bradbury, S., O'Neal, M., Toth, A., Tyndall, J., and Dolezal, A., Prairie strips help honey bees and wild pollinators, Iowa State University, Ames, 2020.PDF icon strips_ffar_infosheet_20200203.pdf (748.6 KB)
L. A. Schulte, Niemi, J., Helmers, M. J., Liebman, M., Arbuckle, J. G., James, D. E., Kolka, R. K., O'Neal, M. E., Tomer, M. D., Tyndall, J. C., Asbjornsen, H., Drobney, P., Neal, J., Van Ryswyk, G., and Witte, C., Prairie strips improve biodiversity and the delivery of multiple ecosystem services from corn–soybean croplands, PNAS, 2017.
L. Schulte Moore, Bradbury, S., O'Neal, M., Toth, A., Tyndall, J., and Dolezal, A., Prairie strips provide late-summer forage for bees, Iowa State University, 2019.PDF icon strips_ffar_infosheet_final_draft.pdf (702.86 KB)
A. Clinton, Prairie strips research indicate curbed nutrient loss, Advance, no. February 26, 2015, 2015.
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, Prairie Strips: Small Changes, Big Impacts, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3610, 2017.
J. Jordahl and Kuckuck, B., Precision prairie project: Integration of precision prairie applications with business and conservation planning, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC, 2018.PDF icon precisionprairie_casestudy_final_one-pager.pdf (1.5 MB)
E. Heaton, Moore, L. Schulte, Helmers, M., Liebman, M., and Milster, F., Producing food, feed and energy: How can agriculture do it all?, 25th Annual Integrated Crop Management Conference. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2013.PDF icon producing_food_feed_and_energy_how_can_agriculture_do_it_all_.pdf (2.95 MB)
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H. Asbjornsen, Shepherd, G., Helmers, M., and Mora, G., Seasonal patterns in depth of water uptake under contrasting annual and perennial systems in the Corn Belt Region of the Midwestern US, Plant and Soil, vol. 308, pp. 69-92, 2008.
M. J. Helmers, Zhou, X., Asbjornsen, H., Kolka, R., Tomer, M. D., and Cruse, R. M., Sediment removal by prairie filter strips in row-cropped ephemeral watersheds, Journal of environmental quality, vol. 41, pp. 1531-1539, 2012.
D. Rae Lockett, Soil Hydraulic Property Impacts of Incorporating Prairie Vegetation within a Row Crop Production Area, 2012.
J. Antonio Gu Lopez, Soil moisture dynamics in agriculturally-dominated landscapes after the introduction of native prairie vegetation, 2012.
R. Matthew Maher, Soil respiration and plant growth across a chronosequence of tallgrass prairie reconstructions, 2007.
M. Renee Cheatham, Species and functional diversity effects on productivity and nutrient uptake: implications for designing sustainable agricultural systems in the Midwest, 2007.
M. Mackert, Strategies to improve native bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) habitat in agroecosystems, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2019.
J. G. Arbuckle, STRIPS Cooperator Follow-On Survey: 2015 Results, Iowa State University Department of Sociology, 1042, 2016.PDF icon Arbuckle 2016 -- STRIPS cooperators feedback.pdf (1.11 MB)
J. G. Arbuckle, STRIPS Cooperator Follow-On Survey: 2016 Results, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Sociology Technical Report 1049, 2017.PDF icon arbuckle_2017_strips_2016_cooperators_survey_report_v2.pdf (1.52 MB)
J. G. Arbuckle, STRIPS Cooperator Survey: 2017 Results, Iowa State University Department of Sociology, Ames, Iowa, 2018.PDF icon strips_cooperator_survey_2017_stc_1052.pdf (2.55 MB)
J. G. Arbuckle, STRIPS Cooperator Survey 2018 results, 2019.PDF icon arbuckle_2019_cooperator_survey_str1057.pdf (3.37 MB)
E. Brandes, McNunn, G. Sean, Schulte, L. A., Bonner, I. J., Muth, D. J., Babcock, B. A., Sharma, B., and Heaton, E. A., Subfield profitability analysis reveals an economic case for cropland diversification, Environmental Research Letters, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 014009, 2016.
B. Brittenham and Helmers, M., Summary of shallow groundwater nitrate at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, 2016.PDF icon Brittenham & Helmers 2016 STRIPS1 Shallow ground water results.pdf (81.55 KB)

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