Heartland Region Phosphorus Best Management Practices Workshop
June 8-10, 2004 - Nebraska City, NE
The Heartland Water Quality Coordination
Initiative's Nutrient and Pesticide Management (NPM) Team
hosted a Phosphorus Best Management Practices (BMPs) Workshop
at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center, located at the
Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, NE. The workshop was held
on June 8th, 9th, and 10th of 2004.
The June Phosphorus Workshop followed a February
2004 Phosphorus Roundtable meeting of approximately 20
researchers that addressed phosphorus pollution issues
in the region. The February meeting reported the latest
findings on BMPs. The June workshop was designed to relay
that information and to formulate tentative plans for application
in each state. There was a total of 63 participants from
the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska; including
employees from the county, state, and federal levels.
The NPM Team plans to host similar roundtables and workshops
in regards to Nitrogen in 2005, and Pesticides in 2006.
These meetings will also compile information and evaluate
BMPs for Nitrogen and Pesticides, respectively.
Workshop Information and Presentations are
Phosphorus Workshop Information Sheets:
of Phosphorus Best Management Practices for Agriculture
Management Practices for Agriculture - Watershed Modeling
and Field Drainage Systems
Phosphorus Indexes in the Heartland Region
Workshop Speakers and Presentations:
- The Effects of Phosphorus on Aquatic Environments. Power
Murray, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service
Ayala, Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service
Miller, Missouri Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Missouri Phosphorus Index. Power Point.
- Using the Phosphorus Index in Missouri.
Leikam, Kansas State University
Baker, Iowa State University
John Kovar, Iowa
National Soil Tilth Laboratory
McVay, Kansas State University
Massey, University of Missouri
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Workshop Group Discussions:
The workshop group was divided into five smaller groups
(Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Region 7). The following
two items were discussed:
1) How the Phosphorus Index is used in each state.
2) Phosphorus Best Management Practices (BMPs)...opportunities,
obstacles, training needs, etc.
The workshop group reconvened, and each of the five groups
presented on their group discussion.