A February 2012 NRWA Water University webinar titled, “Take Back Your Community From Nitrates—Lessons Learned,” showcases the efforts of a rural Minnesota community in addressing elevated nitrate levels.
Led by Sourcewater Protection Specialist Aaron Meyer of the Minnesota Rural Water Association, the webinar explains how the community worked with local farmers to implement the Nutrient Management Initiative and BMP Challenge Programs. Meyer also presents the results of studies testing the effects of various fertilizer products and application rates on fields within the community’s Drinking Water Supply Management Area. The study specifically monitored fertilizer effects on groundwater quality and crop yields.
Click here to listen to the full recording of the “Take Back Your Community from Nitrates—Lessons Learned” webinar.