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New System Could Remove 2 Water Pollutants from Ag Fields

New System Could Remove 2 Water Pollutants from Ag Fields

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico use up the majority of the oxygen in the water, leading to massive “dead zones” that cannot support fish or other wildlife. The culprit? Nitrate, running off agricultural fields through tile drainage systems.

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Arkansas Water Resources Conference, Fayetteville, July 25-26

Arkansas Water Resources Conference, Fayetteville, July 25-26

👤From University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Agricultural uses of water will be a central topic of discussion at this year’s Arkansas Water Resources Center conference. The theme for year’s conference, scheduled for July 25-26 in Fayetteville, is “Protecting Water Supplies for People and the Environment.” Water

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Florida: UF Water Institute Gets $5Mln Grant to Aid Ag, Environment

Florida: UF Water Institute Gets $5Mln Grant to Aid Ag, Environment

👤By Beverly James, University of Florida 🕔Jun 27, 2017

The University of Florida Water Institute has received a $5 million, five- year grant to promote water security for the region’s farmers, foresters and the environment. The Water Institute, a campus-wide interdisciplinary Institute, received the grant from the U.S. Department

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Iowa: Plan to Attend Nitrogen and Water Week June 27-29

Iowa: Plan to Attend Nitrogen and Water Week June 27-29

👤By Paul Kassel, Iowa State University 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Consider attending one of the Nitrogen and Water Week field days next week – June 27 to 29. Our focus of these meetings is to have attendees ‘kick the tires’ on the tile drainage studies conducted by Iowa State University.

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Texas: USDA Grant to Help with Water, Ag Challenges in Rio Grande Basin

Texas: USDA Grant to Help with Water, Ag Challenges in Rio Grande Basin

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 16, 2017

A team of researchers representing various Texas A&M entities and the New Mexico Water Resources Institute has been awarded a $5 million four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address water challenges

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Water on the Farm: $5Mln Grant to Create Supply and Quality Model

Water on the Farm: $5Mln Grant to Create Supply and Quality Model

👤From Pennsylvania State University 🕔May 23, 2017

A group of institutions led by Penn State has received nearly $2.2 million for the first year of a planned four-year, $5 million project aimed at developing a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality

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Texas: Feral hog, Healthy Streams Workshop, Seguin, May 2

Texas: Feral hog, Healthy Streams Workshop, Seguin, May 2

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 19, 2017

A combination Feral Hog Workshop and Lone Star Healthy Streams program will be presented from 10 a.m-3 p.m. May 2 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Guadalupe County, 210 E. Live Oak St. in Seguin. The event is free and lunch will

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Nebraska: Time to Repair Leaky Gates/Gaskets and Eliminate a Set

Nebraska: Time to Repair Leaky Gates/Gaskets and Eliminate a Set

👤By C. Dean Yonts and Andrew Christiansen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 21, 2017

Minimizing inefficiencies in gravity irrigation systems can save irrigators money and labor. Normal wear and tear associated with piecing together sections of irrigation pipe and opening and shutting gates can cause significant inefficiencies to irrigation over time. Estimating Losses. Flow meters

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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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Michigan: Tile Water Management Workshop, St. Johns, Feb. 23

Michigan: Tile Water Management Workshop, St. Johns, Feb. 23

👤By Ehsan Ghane, Michigan State University Extension; and Kelcie Sweeney, Clinton Conservation District 🕔Feb 16, 2017

Water control structures in subsurface tile drainage can help manage water in tile-drained fields to protect water quality and benefit your bottom line. The practice of managing water in the field by changing the outlet level of the tile drainage

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