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 […]

North Dakota: Ag Tile Drainage Design Workshop, Fargo, March 27

🕔Mar 9, 2018Producers, landowners, consultants, drainage contractors, government agency staff and water resource managers will have an opportunity to learn about subsurface drainage and water table management during a tile drainage design […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Iowa Drainage Lawsuit Could Impact Fertilizer Regulations – DTN

🕔Mar 11, 2015The Des Moines Water Works Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to sue 10 rural drainage districts in and around the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers for elevated nitrate levels […]

Ohio: Overholt Drainage School, Defiance, March 16-20

🕔Mar 5, 2015Farmers, crop consultants and others interested in learning more about proper subsurface drainage can attend the Overholt Drainage School March 16-20 and learn key concepts in water table management, including […]

Nutrient Runoff Reduction Is a Slow Process – DTN

🕔Feb 12, 2015It’s going to take longer to reduce the size of the “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. The Hypoxia Task Force for the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin has moved back […]

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