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From Neonics to Farming with Insects in Mind
July 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Thanks in part to Iowa State University’s ten years of research, the USDA recently added the prairie strips practice to the Conservation Reserve Program. Three of Iowa State’s STRIPS (Science Based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips) team members will share how this practice can improve the abundance, diversity and productivity of pollinators while providing other valuable benefits to the farmer and farmland owner.
In addition to explaining new NRCS funding procedures for the practice, the team will also tell of their practical experiences working with farmers to install and maintain ribbons of perennial prairie vegetation onto farm landscapes. Two-hundred eighty-nine farmers in the U.S. have already installed 1,575 acres of prairie strips.
This webinar is part of our series of programming on farming and insect life. And it is part of a larger set of educational offerings being provided with special attention to farmland owners, both public and private. We believe that farmland ownership bring stewardship responsibility and also the opportunity to be part of the movement to create a form of agriculture that is better for the land, the health of families, communities, and farmers.
QUESTIONS? Please contact:
Nathan Aaberg (Liberty Prairie Foundation) – firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-507-5989