January 20 Webinar: Around the World in 80 Bioreactors

January 13, 2021

AMES, IOWA—How bioreactors are being used to address water quality issues around the world is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, January 20 at noon. 

Denitrifying woodchip bioreactors are promoted in the U.S. Midwest to clean nitrate from tile drainage, but did you know that they are also being tested around the world for a variety of applications? 

Challenges involving agriculture, nitrogen, and water are not unique to our region. Join Dr. Laura Christianson, assistant professor, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, for this “stay-cation” to learn more about how bioreactors are being used at (almost) 80 stops around the globe. 

“Clean water is important no matter where you are in the world. Woodchip bioreactors are helping farmers achieve agricultural water quality goals in many places,” said Dr. Christianson. “They’re not a silver bullet but can be a powerful tool, especially when we learn from global neighbors. 

Dr. Christianson does applied research and outreach on agricultural water quality, with a particular emphasis on denitrifying woodchip bioreactors.
Webinar Access Instructions

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CST on January 20:
Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172 
    Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172  
Or, join from a dial-in phone line: 
    Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
    Meeting ID: 364 284 172 

The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.

A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for, for those who are able to participate in the live webinar. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.
About Iowa Learning Farms

Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc.

Hilary Pierce              
Extension Outreach Specialist  

Jacqueline Comito
ILF Program Director