(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"
(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.
(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!
The Science-based Trails of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips (STRIPS) project grew significantly in 2018 to include additional farms, institutions, and regions. The STRIPS team added a new team member to help support the expanded collaboration and welcomes Omar de Kok-Mercado as their new Project Coordinator! Omar received his B.S. degree in Agronomy and M.S. in Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry from Iowa State University. Read more about STRIPS in 2018: A Brief Review
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. Read more about Research Overview