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Iowa State University houses new bioenergy crops research farm


July 5, 2019
By Iowa State University

Iowa State University has established a bioenergy research farm just southwest of Ames coined as the Sustainable Advanced Bioeconomy Research (SABR) Farm.

In addition to doing work on growing crops for biofuel and bioproducts, the University will also be assessing the effect of tile drainage. The main plots have artificial drainage systems installed, which will allow the University to measure the amount of water that is leaving the plot as well as the quality of that water. Fifteen smaller plots will be established and will be tile drained in the 2020 growing season, which will allow assessment of water quality and quantity under different nutrient application rates. | READ MORE


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