May 17, 2021

Benefits of Wheat in Corn-Soybean Crop Rotations


The United States grows a lot of corn and soybeans. Some researchers think it’s a good idea to add wheat into that mix. A new study shows including winter wheat once every 4 years in rotations with corn and soybean can have many benefits....

May 4, 2021

Heartland Radio: Episode 26 – Audrey Tran Lam


Housed at the University of Northern Iowa's CEEE, Audrey discussions her work in Environmental Health, how food and farming relate to public health, and several statewide initiatives that aim to reduce pesticide application in the state....

November 13, 2020

Diversifying Crops Benefits


A new study from an international team of researchers found that diversifying crops, “enhances biodiversity, pollination, pest control, nutrient cycling, soil fertility, and water regulation without compromising crop yields.”...

October 7, 2019

North American Wild Bird Population Drops by 29%


Nearly 30% of birds in U.S., Canada have vanished since 1970. Research published Sept. 19 online by the journal Science shows a massive loss of nearly 3 billion birds in the continental breeding adult bird population for the United...