With city land purchase, Edgerton gains permanent cover, protection

Kernza grows in mid-April in a field within a drinking water supply management area near the city of Edgerton’s water treatment plant. A perennial wheat grass, Kernza helps to reduce nitrates. Photo Credits: Laura DeBeer, Pipestone SWCD
Kernza grows amid last season’s crop stubble. The University of Minnesota this summer will run fertilizer trials on a 10-acre test plot outside Edgerton to see how much nitrogen plants can use before leaching occurs.
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources’ mission is to improve and protect Minnesota’s water and soil resources by working in partnership with local organizations and private landowners. www.bwsr.state.mn.us

Our mission is to improve and protect Minnesota’s water and soil resources by working in partnership with local organizations and private landowners.