nitrogen http://kbia.org en Nitrate runoff part two; City Council amends development ordinances http://kbia.org/post/nitrate-runoff-part-two-city-council-amends-development-ordinances <p></p><p></p><p>Columbia City Council members approved stricter requirements for a controversial potential housing development near Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. KBIA’s Kate Grumke reports dozens of residents spoke up about their concerns at Monday’s meeting.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 22:00:25 +0000 Kristofor Husted & Kate Grumke 39986 at http://kbia.org Nitrate runoff part two; City Council amends development ordinances In Iowa, government asks farmers to control runoff http://kbia.org/post/iowa-government-asks-farmers-control-runoff <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>This summer, officials in Iowa have been asking farmers to voluntarily reduce the amount of fertilizer they use. That’s because the fertilizer contains nitrates that are being washed into state waterways and creating environmental concerns locally and nationally. The runoff has been particularly bad this year, and the outcry over typical crop practices is growing.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:54:36 +0000 Clay Masters 39985 at http://kbia.org In Iowa, government asks farmers to control runoff Nitrogen in the waterways; sounds at the state fair http://kbia.org/post/nitrogen-waterways-sounds-state-fair <p>A new report from the US Department of Agriculture has found that through voluntary conservation measures, farmers reduced the amount of nitrogen that washes off their fields into Mississippi River watershed waterways by 21 percent. That's good news for water treatment plants that spend millions of dollars each year to remove farm chemicals from drinking water supplies. Harvest Public Media’s Abbie Fentress Swanson takes a look at the particular challenge posed by the nitrogen in fertilizer, which has been running into Midwest streams at concerning levels this summer.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:48:03 +0000 Kristofor Husted 39598 at http://kbia.org New MU website helps farmers track rainfall and nitrogen loss http://kbia.org/post/new-mu-website-helps-farmers-track-rainfall-and-nitrogen-loss <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A University of Missouri plant scientist has<a href="http://plantsci.missouri.edu/nutrientmanagement/Nitrogen/Nitrogen watch 2013/nitrogen watch 2013.htm"> launched a website</a> that allows crop producers to track rainfall and the risk of nitrogen loss during the spring seasons.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:34:16 +0000 Alyssa Strickland 34759 at http://kbia.org New MU website helps farmers track rainfall and nitrogen loss