The Iowa Nutrient Research Center was established by the Iowa Board of Regents in response to legislation passed by the Iowa Legislature in Spring 2013. The center, which received $1.5 million for 2013-2014 from the legislature, will pursue science-based approaches to areas that include evaluating the performance of current and emerging nutrient management practices, and providing recommendations on implementing the practices and developing new practices.
In February 2015, a presentation on soil nitrogen cycling and budget and on drainage and nitrate loss was given to the Iowa Senate Natural Resources Committee. John Lawrence, director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Iowa State University researchers Mattew Helmers and Michael Castellano provided the information to the committee. The materials presented are available below:
The original legislation identified members of the Center’s advisory council.
The Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Iowa State University shall appoint a director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. John Lawrence, Associate Dean and Director Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach was appointed the director.
Director, Iowa Nutrient Research Center
132 Curtiss Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011-1050