A news update from the Hewitt Creek Watershed Project in Dubuque County highlights 2 local farmers experimenting with cover crops for erosion control and capturing excess nitrogen. Both noted that being a part of a watershed group helped them to successfully get cover crops worked into their operation. The article goes on to highlight other MRBI efforts in the Hewitt Creek and North-Fork Maquoketa River Watersheds, such as sidedressing N and the recent installation of 2 woodchip bioreactors just northeast of Dyersville.
Read the full article and find out more about the Hewitt Creek Watershed Project here: http://hewittcreek.wordpress.com/news/
More about the promise of bioreactors can also be found here: http://coldwaterpalmer.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/bioreatorleopold.pdf