If you have a stream running through your farm, you may be interested in learning about a conservation technique that has gained the respect of many Iowa landowners and conservation professionals. It is called a riparian buffer system and involves planting trees, shrubs, and native grasses along streams to prevent sediment and chemicals from entering creeks and rivers.
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Isenhart, Thomas M. and Tidman, Michael J., "Riparian buffer systems -- the basics" (1999). Integrated Crop Management News. 2204.
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