Published Apr 1, 2021

Bioreactors & Saturated Buffers

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


Edge-of-field practices like saturated buffers, constructed wetlands and bioreactors can improve water quality by treating agricultural drainage flowing through tile lines. In this farminar recording, hear from Chris Platner, a farmer in Linn County, Iowa, about his partnership with the Indian Creek Soil Health Partnership and why he decided to install a bioreactor on his farm.

Emery Davis, the soil health coordinator for Linn County, discusses the specific merits of edge-of-field practices, along with technical and financial assistance opportunites available to farmers and landowners interested in installing a bioreactor or other conservation method on their farm.