Agricultural Phosphorus Management and Water Quality Projection in the Midwest is the title of a new publication developed by the Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative. The initiative is a partnership of Iowa State University, Kansas State University, the University of Missouri, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. Matt Helmers and Antonio Mallarino from Iowa State University co-authored the publication.
This publication is a resource that nutrient management planners can use to understand the risk of phosphorus (P) delivery to surface waters, assessment of this risk, and P management options for reducing this risk. Information is targeted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7, which is made up of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
To obtain an electronic copy of this manual, go to Iowa State University Extension's on-line store .
This article originally appeared on page 102 of the IC-496 (8) -- April 24, 2006 issue.