Pop-Up Farminar: “Bioreactors & Saturated Buffers” – Emery Davis, Chris Platner
Wednesday, March 31 | 7-8 p.m. CDT
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 pop-up farminar, 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, will discuss the specific merits of edge-of-field practices, along with technical and financial assistance opportunities available to farmers and landowners interested in installing a bioreactor or other conservation method on their farm.
- Emery Davis is the soil health coordinator for the Indian Creek Soil Health Partnership located in Linn County, Iowa. He works with farmers and landowners on projects that benefit soil health, wildlife, and water quality. Emery also helps his parents on their family farm, where they practice no-till farming and use cover crops.
- Chris Platner farms with his father in Linn County, Iowa, raising corn, soybeans, oats, and hay, as well as a herd of stock and feeder cows. They have used a range of conservation practices over the years, and in autumn 2020 added a bioreactor to their operation that drains more than 40 acres.
Follow this link to join the event: https://practicalfarmers.org/events/farminars/