Podcast Episode 68

A Rain Barrel on Steroids; How Drainage Water Recycling Can Maximize Productivity

With Guests:
  • Dr. Matt Helmers of Iowa State University, Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center
  • Karl Guetter, Farmer and Ag Segment Lead of Prinsco

It’s another edition of The Water Table on the road. In this episode, guest host Karl Guetter catches up with Dr. Matt Helmers from Iowa State University at the NACADE convention in Des Moines, Iowa, to talk drainage recycling, rain barrels on steroids and how hanging out with Grandpa launched a career.

Episode 68 | 23 min
Drainage water recycling. I like to say for those that maybe aren’t as familiar with agriculture, it’s a little bit of a rain barrel on steroids.
— Dr. Matt Helmers

Guest Bios

Dr. Matt Helmers

Dr. Matt Helmers is the Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, the Dean’s Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University, where he has been on the faculty since 2003. Dr. Helmers’ research areas include studies on the impact of nutrient management, cropping practices, drainage design and management, and strategic placement of buffer systems on nutrient export from agricultural landscapes.

Karl Guetter

Karl Guetter is Prinsco’s Agricultural Segment Lead and an active farmer in South Central Minnesota. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the ag industry and, being a farmer himself, is a true advocate for managing water on the farm. 

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