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Webinar on Iowa Daily Erosion Project, featuring Brian Gelder

Original post by Liz Juchems.

The next regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. This month’s presenter is Brian Gelder, Iowa State University associate scientist in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. His presentation will discuss updates to the Iowa Daily Erosion Project to Version 2 as it expands to cover neighboring states Minnesota and Kansas.

Gelder uses his expertise in remote sensing of topography, residue cover, and tillage to generate erosion and runoff measurements as part of the Iowa Daily Erosion Project team. Based at Iowa State, the Iowa Daily Erosion Project simulates the erosion process daily on more than 200,000 hill slopes across the state of Iowa using multiple high resolution inputs. Gelder also teaches an advanced level GIS programming and automation class at Iowa State.

The ILF webinars usually are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. They are free and all that is needed to participate is a computer and Internet access. To participate, go to just before 1 p.m. on the afternoon of the webinar and log in through the guest option. Webinar participants will be able to converse with Brian by typing their questions in the chatbox. The webinar will be recorded and archived on the ILF website for viewing at any time. All past webinars are archived on the ILF website,

Since January 2011, ILF has hosted a webinar every month. There are more than 55 webinars to view on a wide range of topics including soil erosion, cover crops, buffers, bioreactors and farmer perspectives. The webinar archives also are available in podcast through iTunes.