Sustainability

Bioreactors: Another Instrument in U.S. Soy Farmers’ Sustainability Toolkits

Wood-chip bioreactors work with tile drainage to help reduce the amount of nitrates in water leaving farms. Bacteria living in the wood chips convert nitrates in the drainage water to nitrogen gas, the predominant gas in the air we breathe. Bioreactor results have shown significant cuts of nitrate levels in drainage water. This video helps explain how bioreactors work to keep U.S. soybean farms sustainable.