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Choosing an Edge-of-Field Practice: Decision Trees can Help – Iowa Learning Farms Webinar

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Choosing an Edge-of-Field Practice: Decision Trees can Help – Iowa Learning Farms Webinar

October 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 7 at noon about using decision trees to help choose an edge-of-field practice.

Edge-of-field practices, such as bioreactors, saturated buffers and wetlands, can effectively address water quality concerns, but it is important to select the right practice for your site and goals. Chris Hay, Sr. Manager—Production Systems Innovation with Iowa Soybean Association, will cover the basics of edge-of-field practices and some of the siting considerations for the different practices during this webinar. Hay will also discuss decision trees that can help farmers, landowners and conservation professionals select an edge-of-field practice.

The decision trees were developed as part of the Whole Farm Conservation Best Practices Manual. The full manual is available as a free download from the ISU Extension Store or our website “Edge-of-field practices are some of the best performing water quality practices, but it can be confusing to know what practices will work at a particular site,” said Hay. “These newly developed decision trees can help both farmers and conservation professionals select edge-of-field practices that best match their situation.”

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12:00 pm CDT on October 7:

Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser:

Or, go to and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172

 Or, join from a dial-in phone line:

    Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923

    Meeting ID: 364 284 172

The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at


October 7, 2020
12:00 pm


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