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 […]

Cover Crops: 3 Corn Belt States Show Dramatic Increase Over Past Decade – DTN

🕔Mar 16, 2017Conservation funding to expand cover crops and farmer willingness to adopt those crops increased dramatically in three Corn Belt states during the past decade, but those states will need continued […]

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 […]

Illinois Soybeans: New Booklet Helps Reduce Nutrient Runoff

🕔Oct 26, 2016The 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 […]

Illinois: Strategies to Reduce Nitrogen Runoff

🕔Oct 11, 2016The 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 […]

California: Nitrogen Assessment Presents Opportunities for Improvement

🕔Aug 10, 2016Plants need nitrogen to grow, but excess nitrogen – from livestock facilities, septic systems, car exhaust and other sources – that escapes into groundwater and the air can impact the […]

Tennessee: Unfertilized Cover Crop May Reduce Nutrient Losses from Fields

🕔Jul 11, 2016Using what is known as a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have modeled what would happen if Tennessee soybean and […]

Mississippi River: Study Proves Conservation Practices Reduce Nitrogen Runoff

🕔Jun 22, 2016Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have published a new study that demonstrates that agricultural conservation practices in the upper Mississippi River watershed can […]

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