Matt Helmers, Iowa Learning Farms co-manager, was recently featured in a story released by Iowa State University, “Iowa State Scientists Team Up to Keep Nitrates on Fields.” The story also appeared in the ISU College of Agriculture’s alumni magazine STORIES.
The article highlights his team’s work in agricultural water quality and drainage as part of several initiatives including the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the Iowa nonpoint source reduction goal. He is also a principal investigator on the Sustainable Corn Project, an eight-state research project led by ISU. These projects study the effects of water quality leaving farm fields when using a combination of strategies including cover crops, targeted wetlands, precision nitrogen application, and saturated buffers.
Helmers will be honored on January 17th at an event naming him the recipient of the Dean’s Professorship in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This leadership position is an endowed professorship in the College.
Congratulations, Matt, on your excellent work and recognition!