Alabama: Pattern Tile Drainage – Improving Soggy Soils

🕔Jun 12, 2018Pattern tile drainage is a practice Midwestern producers have long employed on farm operations. Now, some Alabama producers with soggy soils are laying pattern tile in hopes of more manageable […]

Michigan: Controlled Drainage – Conserving Nutrients, Improving Bottom Lines

🕔Apr 19, 2018Crops grown on fine-textured and poorly drained soils require artificial drainage for optimum crop production. A dual-purpose subsurface drainage system can drain away excess water in wet periods and hold […]

Minnesota: How to Estimate Nitrogen Loss from Leaching

🕔Sep 21, 2017The nitrogen cycle dictates the form and movement of nitrogen in the soil and in plants. Given adequate time and temperature, nitrogen in the soil will convert to the nitrate […]

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

🕔Feb 16, 2017Water 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 […]

Damages Not Allowed in Iowa Nutrient Runoff Case – DTN

🕔Jan 30, 2017Des 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 […]

North Dakota: Ag Tile Drainage Workshop, Grand Forks, March 2-3

🕔Jan 23, 2017The annual Tile Drainage Design Workshop will take place March 2 and 3, at the Grand Forks County Courthouse Meeting room. The design workshop is intended for those interested in […]

Mississippi: Drain Tiles Allow Earlier Planting on Soggy Fields

🕔Nov 18, 2016Many farmers in east Mississippi are investing heavily in drain tiles that work like French drains in the landscape, and the result is higher productivity on land that previously was […]

Iowa: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Delayed Until June 2017

🕔Jun 10, 2016The potential trial on the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) lawsuit against three drainage districts in Iowa over nitrates in the drinking water has been delayed until June 2017. The […]

Nitrate Runoff: Bioreactors Ready for the Big Time

🕔Apr 26, 2016Last 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 […]

Iowa Water Lawsuit Dismissal Sought – DTN

🕔Apr 13, 2016In asking an Iowa judge to issue a legal ruling in a controversial water quality case before it ever goes to trial, attorneys for 10 Iowa drainage districts used Des […]

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