(July, 2013) Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore, NRCS collaborator Doug Davenport, and farmer Seth Watkins discuss STRIPS on Iowa Public Radio. Find the story here. Read more about Iowa Public Radio interviews STRIPS collaborators
(Summer, 2013) Read more about STRIPS first demonstration site in this article from the Summer, 2013 Leopold Letter! Read more about Leopold Letter: "Prairie strips transition from research to reality"
(November, 2014) Listen to webinar by Lisa Schulte Moore on the science and practice of prairie strips! The webinar was hosted by The Stewardship Network and was originally delivered on November 12th. Read more about The Stewardship Network webinar featuring STRIPS
The STRIPS project began in 2003, when Iowa State University scientists began discussing the opportunity to test the effects of integrating restored prairie in crop fields with managers at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Together, the scientists and refuge managers established four different treatments on 12 small watersheds at Neal Smith in 2007. As of 2012, we're now also working on a growing number of commercial farm fields across Iowa and northern Missouri. Read more about the research background, farmer collaborators, and research topics here.
(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
(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.
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. We consider equipment width and ‘farmability’ to avoid dramatically changing a field’s existing farming pattern.”
(January, 2015) STRIPS social scientists J. Arbuckle and John Tyndall published a report on Iowans' expectations for agriculture and concerns about environmental quality.
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. Read more about Why Prairie Strips? Our Farmer & Farm Landowner Cooperators Explain
(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!