Episode #2609 -
Nitrates - Part 2
Don Roseboom of the Geological Survey, University of Illinois Extension Director Doug Gucker, Dan Schaefer of the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices and Warrensburg, Illinois, farmers David and Chase Brown will discuss methods to reduce nitrate levels in waterways. A recent study of farm runoff in Bloomington revealed there was more nitrate content than expected in stream ways. Nitrates result from nutrients like nitrogen that farmers apply to crops. The panelists will look at ways to reduce nitrogen application to farm fields, including alternative farming techniques and the use of cover crops.
Original Air Date(s): 11/14/2013
Guest Information
  • Dan Schaefer - Illinois Council on Best Management Practices
  • Don Roseboom - USGS Illinois Water Science Center Hydrologist
  • Doug Gucker - University of Illinois Extension Director
  • John Werries - Morgan County Farmer
  • David Brown - Macon County Farmer
  • Chase Brown - Macon County Farmer
Dan Schaefer - Illinois Council on Best Management Practices
Dan Schaefer - Illinois Council on Best Management Practices
Don Roseboom - USGS Illinois Water Science Center Hydrologist
Don Roseboom - USGS Illinois Water Science Center Hydrologist
Doug Gucker - University of Illinois Extension Director
Doug Gucker - University of Illinois Extension Director
John Werries - Morgan County Farmer
John Werries - Morgan County Farmer
David Brown - Macon County Farmer
David Brown - Macon County Farmer
Chase Brown - Macon County Farmer
Chase Brown - Macon County Farmer
Rock Chute - Collects water for the waterway
Rock Chute - Collects water for the waterway
A Rock Chute during heavy water runoff
A Rock Chute during heavy water runoff
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