June 3 Webinar: A Paired Watershed Study of the Impact of Stacked BMPs on Water Quality

May 28, 2020

AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 3 at noon about the results of a long-term catchment-scale monitoring project in the Black Hawk Lake watershed.

The long-term monitoring project collected flow and water quality data from paired catchments, one of which has a higher level of best management practice (BMP) implementation. Michelle Soupir, Associate Professor at Iowa State University, will share the results of the project during this webinar. The catchment with a higher level of erosion control practices and nutrient management plans had lower total phosphorus (TP) and total suspended solids (TSS) loads, but not dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP).

“This research is providing information on setting realistic expectations for nutrient reductions from stacked practices at the catchment scale,” said Soupir, whose research program is focused on soil and water quality, nonpoint source pollution control, watershed management, and water quality monitoring. The results of this project show that even in watersheds with high levels of BMP implementation, practices designed to target DRP are needed.

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12:00 pm CDT on June 3:

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 (if approved) will be provided at the end of the live webinar.

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                                       Jacqueline Comito

Extension Outreach Specialist            ILF Program Director

hepierce@iastate.edu                            jcomito@iastate.edu

515-294-8912                                       515-296-0081