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A. Clinton, Prairie strips research indicate curbed nutrient loss, Advance, no. February 26, 2015, 2015.
L. M. Alt, Flater, J. S., Howe, A., Moorman, T. B., Moore, L. A. Schulte, and Soupir, M. L., Prairie Strips Remove Swine Manure Associated Antimicrobial Resistance Genes and Bacteria from Runoff, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, vol. 349, 2023.
A. J. Craig, Rehmann, C. R., Alt, L. M., Moore, L. Schulte, and Soupir, M. L., Prairie Strips Reduce Fecal Indicator Bacteria Concentrations in Simulated Runoff, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 244-256, 2022.
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)
C. Gusto, Grudens-Schuck, N., and Rogers, B., Prairie Strips Professional Development Evaluation for FSA & NRCS Staff, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2023.
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, Prairie Strips Mitigate the Spread of AMR, Iowa State University, Ames, 2020.PDF icon strips_amr_infosheet.pdf (2.84 MB)
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.
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, Prairie Strips Help Honey Bees and Wild Pollinators, Iowa State University, 2021.PDF icon prairie_strips_help_honey_bees_and_wild_pollinators.pdf (1.1 MB)
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)
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.
J. S. Flater, Alt, L., Soupir, M. L., Moorman, T. B., and Howe, A., Prairie strips’ effect on transport of antimicrobial resistance indicators in poultry litter, Journal of Environmental Quality, vol. 51, 2022.
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)
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)
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.
J. C. Tyndall, Prairie and Tree Planting Tool - PT^2 (1.0): A conservation decision support tool for Iowa, USA., Agroforestry Systems, vol. 109, 2021.PDF icon tyndall2021_article_prairieandtreeplantingtoolpt21.pdf (6.08 MB)
C. Murray, Pollinator response to prairie strips in the Iowa agricultural landscape, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2021.PDF icon murraycaroline_2021_msthesis.pdf (1.13 MB)
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)
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.
G. McNally and Rogers, B., Perennial Systems Conservation: Reaching Women Landowners & Farmers. 2023.PDF icon perennial_systems_conservation_reaching_women_landowners_farmers_one_pager_6.21.pdf (4.18 MB)
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.
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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.
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)
D. Mitchell, Nitrogen sources and sinks in Iowa soils: biogeochemical links between carbon inputs, nitrate leaching, and nitrous oxide emissions, 2012.
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.
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.
F. Service and Outdoors, F. I. N. D., Natural Inquirer Monograph Series: Assessing the Environmental Benefits of Prairie Strips, Natural Inquirer , vol. 20, 2021.PDF icon ni_creamofthecrop_2021_web.pdf (23.6 MB)
G. Zhang, Murray, C., A Clair, S., Cass, R., Dolezal, A. G., Schulte, L. A., Toth, A. L., and O'Neal, M. E., Native vegetation embedded in landscapes dominated by corn and soybean improves honey bee health and productivity, Journal of Applied Ecology, 2023.
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.
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)
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L. Schulte Moore, Iowa's farmers -- and American eaters -- need a national discussion on transforming US agriculture, The Conversation, 2019. [Online]. Available: https://theconversation.com/iowas-farmers-and-american-eaters-need-a-national-discussion-on-transforming-us-agriculture-114902.
J. G. Arbuckle Jr., Tyndall, J., and Sorenson, E., Iowans’ perspectives on targeted approaches for multiple-benefit agriculture, Iowa State University Department of Sociology, Ames, Iowa, 1038, 2015.PDF icon Arbuckle et al. 2015 Iowans' Perspectives on Targeted Approaches for Multiple-Benefit Agriculture.pdf (864.71 KB)
J. Arbuckle, Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll - 2020 Summary Report, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, 2020.PDF icon soc3094.pdf (930.35 KB)
J. G. Arbuckle Jr., Investigating Opportunities for Enhancing Adoption of Strategically Targeted Prairie Strips in Iowa, Iowa State University Department of Sociology, Ames, IA, Sociology Technical Report 1040, 2015.PDF icon Arbuckle_2015_Sociology_Technical_Report_1040.pdf (1.76 MB)
M. Liebman, Helmers, M. J., and Schulte, L. A., Integrating conservation with biofuel feedstock production, Managing agricultural landscapes for environmental quality II: achieving more effective conservation. Soil and Water Conservation Society of America, Ames, IA, pp. 131-142, 2011.
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, Installing Prairie Strips: Frequently Asked Questions, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3613, 2017.
J. A. Stephenson, Liebman, M., Niemi, J., Cruse, R., Tyndall, J., Witte, C. - P., James, D., and Helmers, M., The Influence of Prairie Strips Sown in Midwestern Corn and Soybean Fields on Sediment Discharge Throughout the Year, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, vol. 79, no. 2, 2024.PDF icon 87.full_.pdf (688.49 KB)
J. A. Nelson, The Influence of Prairie Strips Sown in Midwestern Corn and Soybean on Sediment Discharge, 2022.File jessica_nelson_-_sediment_transport_thesis_-_final.docx (38.53 MB)
E. J. Henning, Kolka, R. K., and Helmers, M. J., Infiltration within Native Prairie Vegetative Strips Embedded in Row Crop Fields across Iowa, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, vol. 79, no. 1, 2024.PDF icon 43.full_.pdf (587.84 KB)
F. Kordbacheh, Liebman, M., and Harris, M., Increasing the quantity of forb and grass cover can enhance bee and predatory ground beetle abundance. 2017.PDF icon farnazkordbacheh-esa2018.pdf (8.32 MB)
M. Jarchow and Liebman, M., Incorporating prairies into multifunctional landscapes: establishing and managing prairies for enhanced environmental quality, livestock grazing, and hay production, bioenergy production, and carbon sequestration. 2011.PDF icon 2011-02-incorporating-prairies-multifunctional-landscapes.pdf (2.85 MB)
D. R. Lockett, Zhou, X., and Helmers, M. J., Impacts of Incorporating Prairie Vegetation within Row Crop Production on Soil Hydraulic Properties, 2011 Louisville, Kentucky, August 7-10, 2011. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, p. 1, 2011.

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