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Benefits of water monitoring will be discussed on the May 3 Innovation To Go webinar starting at noon. (Photo credit: Joseph Hopper/Iowa Soybean Association).

What you don’t know could hurt you

April 28, 2022 | Kriss Nelson

Knowledge is power and water monitoring is key to understanding the impacts your farming practices have on the amount of nitrogen and other nutrients being lost through tile drainage.

This topic will be featured during the Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) water monitoring and water quality webinar on Tuesday, May 3, from noon- 1 p.m.

Register here at no participation cost.

During this session, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how they can participate in ISA’s water monitoring program and how water monitoring can benefit both their operation and stewardship goals.

“There is one way to find out how much nitrogen you are losing or how efficient you are with the practices you are using, and that is from tile sampling,” says Tony Seeman, ISA senior field services lab and data manager.

In 2021, ISA’s water lab analyzed more than 4,100 individual samples for 20 monitoring projects across Iowa. Seeman says he will discuss 2021 stream sampling results and provide some historical data.

There will also be a focus on management practices, their effects on tile water, and the effects of the drought.

2022 Innovation TO GO Series

The 2022 Innovation TO GO Series continues throughout the summer.

Using Farmer Data to Develop More Profitable Crop Management Systems in Soybeans will be held June 7 from noon-1 p.m.

This session will take a deep dive into the variability of soybean yield and profits across Iowa’s geographic regions. Learn about the multi-year project, involvement opportunities and outcomes to guide regional management practices to increase profitability in different corners of the state. 

Topics for the July 12, Aug. 2, and Sept. 13 webinars will be announced soon. Follow this page for more information.