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Bioreactor technology emerges as powerful tool for nutrient stewardship


September 3, 2021
By CHRISTOPHER HEIMERMAN For Illinois Press Association

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WOODSTOCK — Corn and soybean farmer Michael Ganschow was an easy recruit for Lauren Lurkins, the Illinois Farm Bureau’s director of environmental policy, as she was encouraging farmers to install woodchip bioreactors on their farms.

“I met Lauren in 2016, and less than two years later, she’s showing up at my farm with equipment, digging a hole and filling it with woodchips,” Ganschow said to a crowd of farmers, agriculture leaders and state and national representatives and staff recently at the latest in the IFB’s series of Nutrient Stewardship Field Days. | READ MORE