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Prairie Strips for Improved Soil Retention, Water Quality and Habitat Creation
From Missouri Prairie Foundation:
Prairie strips are a new conservation practice that use native grasses and flowers to control erosion, filter water, create habitat, and much more. Iowa State University Agricultural Specialist Tim Youngquist will discuss details about the design, installation, and maintenance of prairie strips on corn and soybean ground. Read more about Prairie Strips for Improved Soil Retention, Water Quality and Habitat Creation
Prairie Strips Field Day
This field day is free, open to the public and includes talks, opportunities for networking, and snacks! Kickoff event for the new MiSTRIPS program. Featuring Melissa Shaw of SKS Farms, Doug Landis and Corinn Rutkoski of Michigan State University and Marc Hasenick of Hasenick Brothers Farm. Read more about Prairie Strips Field Day
"First they sleep, then they creep, and then...they leap!"
AMES, Iowa — "First they sleep, then they creep, and then...they leap!"
Believe it or not, that saying is actually describing the growth of prairie grass over the years. It starts slow in the first year, spends the next expanding its roots, and then comes to life in a vibrant display by the third year.
And it turns out that the prairie offers a lot more benefits than just nice scenery. Read more about "First they sleep, then they creep, and then...they leap!"