31450 E. 1900 N. Road, Cullom, IL
August 13th-17th Construction Days, 9AM-4PM
Installation of a constructed wetland for cropland tile-drainage treatment. Come out and see the different components of a constructed wetland and talk with TWI staff about how the practice works.
August 14th and 16th ISAP Conservation Days, 10AM-2PM
Interactive stations where you can learn from experts about reducing nutrient losses using conservation drainage practices – saturated buffer, drainage water management, bioreactors, and constructed wetlands.
FREE LUNCH and speaker talks and group discussions on in-field and farm strategies for reducing nutrient losses.
Morning Exhibits and Tables:
Tuesday: Bioreactors (UIUC IDROP Team), Drainage Water Movement (Jace Klein, Ecosystem Services Exchange), Saturated Buffers (Steve Baker, Springfield Plastics, Inc.), Constructed Wetlands (Jill Kostel of TWI and Mahsa Izadmehr of UIC), Rainfall Simulator (Becky Taylor, Livingston County SWCD)
Thursday: Bioreactors (Ryan Arch, ILICA), Drainage Water Management (Adam Wyant, NRCS), Saturated Buffers (Mark Baker, Springfield Plastics, Inc.), Constructed Wetlands (Jill Kostel, TWI), Rainfall Simulator (Becky Taylor, Livingston County SWCD)
Lunchtime Talks and Discussions:
Tuesday: Jacob Walker (PCM) on economics of edge of field and infield practices, Jim Isermann (Soil Health Partnership) on soil health in regards to drainage and water movement
Thursday: Emily Bruner (American Farmland Trust) with Becky Taylor & Vermilion Headwaters Watershed Group on local efforts to reduce nutrient runoff