Agronomic projects receive funding from Iowa Nutrient Research Center

September 2, 2021

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University announces funding of over $1.4 million to support eleven new water quality and nutrient management projects for 2021-2022. Researchers from Agronomy are involved in four of the eleven projects.

Can adjustments to nitrogen rates reduce corn yield drag and disease implications following a cereal rye cover crop? (Licht, McDaniel, et al)

Continued assessment of corncobs as an alternative carbon source to enhance bioreactor performance for improved water quality (Archontoulis, et al)

Managing crop residue to reduce optimum nitrogen fertilizer inputs and increase yield (Castellano, Archontoulis)

Quantifying soil nitrogen dynamics in manured fields (Archontoulis, McDaniel, et al)

"These projects represent new areas of research, as well as further study of areas where we need to redefine understanding to improve our ability to make sound recommendations," said Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center director and professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State." These studies reflect a number of research priorities identified by a broad group of stakeholders, including farmers and researchers, who met in early 2020."

Congratulations to all!