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Farm Progress Reports

Number

RFR-A16134

Farm

Ag Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa and BioCentury Research Farms

Department

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Abstract

Bioreactors play a prominent role in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy’s goals to achieve 41 percent nitrate reduction from non-point sources. Two of the three detailed scenarios in the Nutrient Reduction Strategy incorporate heavy adoption of bioreactors; one with 60 percent of tile drained land treated, and one with 70 percent of tile drained land treated. With a push for increased bioreactor installation, field research to evaluate and improve bioreactor design and function is invaluable.

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