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Planting native prairie could be a secret weapon for farmers

November 1, 2019  By Salon

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

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