Top 10 Webinars #10: Soil Erosion in Iowa – How Much is Really Happening?

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Some weeks ago, this Top 10 Most-Watched Webinars series highlighted “Losing Ground,” hosted by Dr. Rick Cruse, professor of agronomy at Iowa State University and director of the Iowa Water Center. For this final entry in the series, Dr. Cruse is back with further information about soil health and erosion. It’s time for “Soil Erosion in Iowa – How Much is Really Happening?”

Here are my Top 3 Take-Home Points:

1. Demand for food is going up fast, but our supply of good agricultural land is going down.

2. The best farming technology we have still isn’t going to save the day if our soil is degraded.

3. Erosion is doing a lot more harm than the standard estimates might lead us to think.

Watch the full webinar here.

– Alex Kirstukas

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