Water Management

Fox River Demo Farms Project Overview

Brent Petersen, with the Brown County, Wis., Land & Water Conservation Department, overviews the Lower Fox Demonstration Farms Network. The "Fox Demo Farms" is a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) project involving six farmers that is designed to showcase and demonstrate leading edge conservation practices that improve Great Lakes water quality by reducing phosphorus from entering Green Bay and Lake Michigan.
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No-Tilling, Diversification Leads to Better Crops on Erodible Soils

Brothers Nick and Mike Hunter blend no-till, terraces, buffers, ponds and pastures to protect their slopes and contours in south-central Iowa.
Faced with highly erodible soils on Iowa farmland with multiple contours and 3 to 9 degree slopes, brothers Nick and Mike Hunter made a necessary decision to switch to no-till early in their young farming careers.
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