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Nebraska Research: Manure Used to Help Reduce Erosion and Runoff – 4 Lessons

Nebraska Research: Manure Used to Help Reduce Erosion and Runoff – 4 Lessons

👤By Rick Koelsch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Livestock Environmental Engineer 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Charles Wortmann and Dan Walters, faculty in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, provide several important insights in a field research initiative that monitored soil erosion, runoff, and phosphorus (P) loss from replicated field plots over three

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Water Quality: Multi-State Efforts Help Nutrient Runoff – DTN

Water Quality: Multi-State Efforts Help Nutrient Runoff – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 21, 2017

Terry McClure wants to come clean. The Grover Hill, Ohio, farmer has proactively set up two water-monitoring sites to show how differing cropping techniques influence nutrient runoff. “We are taking the surface and subsurface tests at the exact same time

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Damages Not Allowed in Iowa Nutrient Runoff Case – DTN

Damages Not Allowed in Iowa Nutrient Runoff Case – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 30, 2017

Des Moines Water Works will not be allowed to collect damages in a lawsuit aimed at forcing the state to regulate nutrients runoff in Iowa, according to a 104-page ruling from the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday. DMWW filed a

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Illinois Soybeans: New Booklet Helps Reduce Nutrient Runoff

Illinois Soybeans: New Booklet Helps Reduce Nutrient Runoff

👤From University of Illinois Extension 🕔Oct 26, 2016

The Midwest, blessed with rich soils and abundant precipitation, leads the country and the world in corn and soybean production. It also contributes the majority of the nitrate load in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to its large low-oxygen “dead

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Illinois: Strategies to Reduce Nitrogen Runoff

Illinois: Strategies to Reduce Nitrogen Runoff

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Oct 11, 2016

The Midwest, blessed with rich soils and abundant precipitation, leads the country and the world in corn and soybean production. It also contributes the majority of the nitrate load in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to its large low-oxygen “dead

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Making Pesticide Droplets Less Bouncy Could Cut Ag Runoff

👤From a Press Release 🕔Aug 31, 2016

When farmers spray their fields with pesticides or other treatments, only 2 percent of the spray sticks to the plants. A significant portion of it typically bounces right off the plants, lands on the ground, and becomes part of the

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Nitrate Runoff: Bioreactors Ready for the Big Time

Nitrate Runoff: Bioreactors Ready for the Big Time

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 26, 2016

Last summer, the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” spanned more than 6,400 square miles, more than three times the size it should have been, according to the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force. Nitrogen runoff from farms along the Mississippi River winds

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