Midwest Nitrate Escape: Buffer Strips and Control Boxes are Key, Study Says

🕔Oct 11, 2018Spring in America’s heartland is often wet. That makes its soil too soft for planting. One solution to that issue is tile drainage. Growers insert a series of pipes (drain […]

Minnesota: Managing P and K in Flooded, Ponded Soils

🕔Jul 20, 2018The 2018 cropping season has been a challenging year for those in areas affected by heavy rainfall and saturated soils. Excessive water can result in the loss of soil nutrients […]

Iowa: Farm Nutrient Runoff Worse, Despite 5-Year Reduction Strategy – DTN

🕔Jun 4, 2018While state officials and others in Iowa celebrated the five-year anniversary of the state’s voluntary nutrient reduction strategy this past week, a study from the University of Iowa shows the […]

Illinois: Farm Group Partners with Agrible Tracking 4R Nutrient Management

🕔Apr 25, 2018Documenting 4R nutrient application practices for environmental and regulatory purposes is about to get much easier for agricultural retailers in Illinois. The program is being developed by a partnership between […]

Minnesota: Don’t Apply Commercial Fertilizers to Snow-Covered Frozen Soils

🕔Apr 5, 2018The recent snows across the state may be spurring concerns with fertilizer application this spring. Application of any fertilizer source should not occur when the ground is still frozen, especially […]

Pennsylvania: Is Your Farm Ready for Inspection?

🕔Jan 26, 2018With the continuing concern over meeting Pennsylvania’s nutrient and sediment reduction targets set forth in the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), […]

Nutrient Runoff in Mississippi River: Specific Strategies Compared in Study

🕔Jan 23, 2018Every summer, the Gulf of Mexico is flooded with excess nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater treatment plants and farm fields along the Mississippi River basin. And every summer, those nutrients […]

Nutrient Runoff: Progress Slow on Handling Mississippi River Dead Zone – DTN

🕔Nov 8, 2017Though the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico has continued to expand in recent years, a report by a Mississippi River basin taskforce to Congress shows basin states are […]

New System Could Remove 2 Water Pollutants from Ag Fields

🕔Aug 1, 2017Algae 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 […]

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

🕔Mar 21, 2017Terry 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 […]

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