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Research Overview

Helmers-Watkins-Liebman NSNWRThe 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. Read more about Research Overview

Practical Farmers of Iowa and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation: Eric Hoein Prairie Strips Virtual Field Day - Part 2

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This virtual event will discuss prairie strips more generally and go into detail on how landowners like the Hoeins and organizations like the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation are working with farmland tenants to design, install, and manage prairie strips for soil health, water quality and wildlife.  Time for Q&A will be provided.  Partnered with PFI and INHF.   Read more about Practical Farmers of Iowa and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation: Eric Hoein Prairie Strips Virtual Field Day - Part 2