Iowa Nutrient Research Center

$26,500 increase 

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center, established by the General Assembly in 2013, responds to the need for continued research and innovation to address Iowa’s water quality needs. The center addresses identified needs or gaps in nitrogen and phosphorus research of importance to Iowa in reducing the loss of nutrients to the environment. Its research is evaluating the performance of current and emerging in-field and edge-of-field practices, providing recommendations on implementing new or tested practices and developing tools to help decision-making in adopting effective management practices. The center has funded nearly two dozen projects led by scientists at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa.