Drainage Contractor

News Environment
Planting native prairie could be a secret weapon for farmers


November 1, 2019
By Salon

Topics

The Iowa State University (ISU) STRIPS (Science-based Trials of Row-crops Integrated with Prairie Strips) program found that adding a prairie to a small fraction of a farm yields impressive benefits for water quality and nutrient retention, reducing erosion, providing habitat, and other benefits.

These prairie plantings are a new land management tool that involves integrating native plant species into farm fields as contour buffers and edge-of-field filters. | READ MORE