Drainage Management Systems
Florida’s toxic algae bloom is wreaking havoc on marine life and jeopardizing the state’s trademark beaches, in an unprecedented season of destruction that experts have linked to pollution and poor environmental policies.
Drones capable of obtaining thermal infrared imagery have the potential to create effective and efficient drainage pipe mapping. 
To solve Iowa's water quality problems, more is needed than just planting row crop land to no-till and strip till.
Brian Perry, who works for Land O'Lakes Sustain program, says the growing focus on water quality and nitrates from farm fields means more regulation will come if farmers don't adopt new technology and practices for drainage.
When nanomaterials, tiny substances used in agrochemicals like pesticides and fungicides, combine with nutrient runoff, there is the potential for more toxic algae outbreaks for nearby water sources, a new study finds.
A new study shows nutrient pollution, which includes septic systems and agricultural runoff, may be increasing coral reefs' vulnerability to ocean acidification and accelerating their destruction. 
With the advent of GPS technology and the development of the newest tile plows, it can be easy to forget about how far the tile industry has come in terms of technology and advancements.
Location, location, location. This old adage used in real estate hints at the fact that not all properties are equal and the characteristics that make up a place will affect the value of that property.
There are 950 acres treated by bioreactors and roughly 42,000 acres treated by wetlands across Iowa. In mid-February, Iowa Learning Farms hosted a group of 12 farmers in Ames to discuss these questions and other issues surrounding edge-of-field practices and nutrient reduction.
In parts of northeastern Saskatchewan, excess moisture and high water tables have prevented some growers from seeding certain fields in the Melfort area over the past few years. Water table levels have been monitored in the area since an observation well was installed in 1967, with the highest levels ever recorded in 2014.
There's no doubt tile drainage can boost productivity and profitability. Just don't assume it should look just like the neighbour's system.
As with most things, consulting a professional is probably the best first move.
Management of excess water on agricultural lands, to reduce or prevent detrimental impacts, may be the most serious production problem facing agriculture in the cool, humid region of the United States.
This is the third paper published on the analysis of drain depth and grade data recorded during a field installation of corrugated plastic drain tubing. A 2050 GP model inter-drain double-link drainage plow was equipped with a Trimble RTK-GPS system to automatically control drain depth and grade and steer the drain plow along the drain line path for each subsurface drain planned for the field.
When nitrogen escapes from fields and buffer strips into watershed systems, it’s costly for everyone. New research suggests the installation of saturated buffer strips could offer a viable solution with economic merit for preventing these nitrogen losses.
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