Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

On The Ground with the Leopold Center From gut to soil to water: Bacterial transport through the environment



August 2013

Integrated crop and livestock systems utilize manure as an organic source of fertilizer, but within this manure are bacteria that may contaminate water bodies if transported off the field by rain. Iowa State University professor Michelle Soupir describes her field and lab studies of bacterial movement from manure to soil to water, as well as the survival of potentially disease-causing bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics used to treat livestock and humans. Filmed June 2013

Other Videos

Here are links to other videos that feature Leopold Center-supported research, demonstration and outreach activities. The Leopold Center also has a YouTube channel where most videos can be accessed.