China trade war, water quality research are topics at March 5 event at ISU Northeast Research Farm

News Release NASHUA – Wendong Zhang, Extension Ag Economist, Brian Dougherty, Ag Engineering Field Specialist, and Natasha Hoover, Research Associate from the ISU water quality research lab, will speak at the annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA) at the Borlaug Learning Center, ISU Northeast Research Farm, Nashua. The program starts at…

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Petition seeks setting quality standards regarding nutrient levels in public lakes

DES MOINES – A petition by the  Iowa Environmental Council and the Environmental Law and Policy Center to have the state  adopt numeric water quality standards for certain public recreational lakes appears to be headed for denial. A draft document included in the state’s Environmental Protection Commission’s meeting packet for its Feb. 19 meeting is…