Field to stream to gulf - Part One

UMN Extension Nutrient Management Podcast show

Summary: In Part One of this special episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we discuss what happens when soil and nutrients leave a field. Extension educator Greg Klinger is joined by Kevin Kuehner from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Root River Field to Stream Partnership in southeast Minnesota. How much of the soil and nutrients that leave farm fields in the region actually end up in the streams and rivers of the region? Greg and Kevin explore how dissolved nutrients and soil-attached nutrients move at different speeds through watersheds, road ditches as sediment control structures, the value of digging holes in the Driftless region, and how we often underestimate the value of existing conservation practices. Thank you to the Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council (AFREC) for their support of this podcast.