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 […]

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

🕔Aug 7, 2017Charles 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making Pesticide Droplets Less Bouncy Could Cut Ag Runoff

🕔Aug 31, 2016When 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 […]

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 […]

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