Let’s talk about fields. Just one acre of farmland, which is about the size of a football field, can produce over 9,000 pounds of Iowa corn. But this isn’t a field, it’s a lawn. And by the looks of it, it’s a rather shabby one. What can we do about this lawn?
Most of us can start by adding this to our lawn every couple of months. We use this to control the weeds, and this to kill the insects. And then we could use this water can, or just wait for mother nature to make it rain.
The amount of undiluted herbicide an average farmer uses on one acre of land could fit in this coffee cup. For environmental and economic reasons, most farmers would tell you they’d like to use even less.
We all want plush green grass on our lawns. It looks fantastic. But more importantly we want clean, safe water to drink and bathe in. All Iowans, farmers and non-farmers alike can help protect Iowa’s water quality. So let’s all do our part.
For more info on water quality, go to IowaCorn.org/waterquality.