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Field Notes

Kernza® Keeps Water Clean

Two years ago, Chatfield, MN, planted 11 acres of Kernza® near the city’s drinking water wells as part of a wellhead protection plan. The deep roots of Kernza® help take up excess nitrates from agricultural runoff and as it is a perennial staying in the ground, it is able to keep nitrate levels of drinking water lower year round. Bluff County News discusses how this alternative approach is proving to be cost effective approach compared to other water treatment options.