Peno Creek Landowner Council

Northeast Missouri, Peno Creek Watershed

Peno Creek landowners witnessed a simulated storm—and real effects on soil—at a 2015 field day. Alternate practices became a topic of conversation afterward, including adapted tillage equipment and hybridized management for best water flow and crop development.

The simulator measures water volume, sediment load, phosphorous, and nitrogen runoff from a 24″ by 36″ confined soil surface area. Demonstrators know how much water is applied and how much runs off, so they can calculate how much water moves into the soil when various cropping systems are used.