By Vinton Today

The Tama Benton Nutrient Reduction Stratergy Committee along with the Iowa Soybean Assn. will be sponsoring a Water Quality & Structural Practices Field Day Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 9 – 11 a.m.

Saturated buffers are a newer conservation practice aimed at reducing nitrates in water leaving through field tile lines. Saturated buiffers are one of the practices supported by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction

Stratergy. The Iowa Soybean Assn. will present some of their research with these structures, as well as water quiality in the area and statewide. There will be a short update on Luze’s prairie strip project,

questions on cover crops will be answered and information on cost share and other funding for conservation practices will be available.

The field day will be held at Al and Ruth Schafbuch’s field where a saturated buffer system was installed in December 2015 on a field running tile water into Pratt Creek. Enter the field at the driveway

West of the acreage at 1282 57th St. Dysart, IA. – This address is three miles east of Dysart, one mile north of Hwy. 8 and back east ¼ mile. Watch for the signs.

Stop by, have a cup of coffee, pop or a roll – learn about saturated buffers and visit with your neighbors about conservation practices that are available to save soil and improve water quality.