Stefan in the PFI office is working with colleagues at the Iowa Soybean Association to recruit participants
to monitor tile drainage outlets coming from small grain fields in Iowa in 2018
. Only fields that will be growing oats, wheat, rye, triticale, etc. to grain/seed/silage harvest in 2018 would be eligible for this study.
If you'd be interested in participating or would like more info, please take the time to fill out the brief survey linked below. For the monitoring of tile drainage outlets, we really need to stress that any monitored outlet needs to drain from a well-known area with a similar management practice across that entire well-known area. For example, Field A, and Field A ONLY, drains to point X.
Participating would entail you collecting water samples from April to September. You'd collect from the outlet on a monthly basis, freeze the sample, and send all samples to ISA after the final collection date. ISA would supply the bottles and cooler-mailer. PFI would coordinate and reimburse for shipping. ISA would then provide you a report at the end of the year. Data would only be shared anonymously by ISA in their outreach/reporting.