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Wood chips and sawdust, plus a little biochar, are effective natural solutions to reducing nutrients in area waterways. Steve Suau, principal of Progressive Water Resources, detailed that, as well as other tips Wednesday evening at a program hosted by Hands Along the Water at the Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the Watershed Agricultural Council on Aug. 5 announced a $92 million contract to continue protecting water quality and promoting working landscapes in the NYC watershed through 2025.
The annual report by the South Florida Water Management District found that farmers in western Palm Beach County have cut the amount of harmful nutrients leaking into the Everglades by twice that’s required by law.
A group of researchers with the Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program within the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (FDO) based in Burlington, ON, are catching fish and classifying farm drains in southwestern Ontario. The classification of drains is an ongoing effort by the DFO, with the aim of simplifying drain management and maintenance.
Tile can drastically change the productivity of a field—and farmers are taking note. According to an Illinois FarmDoc report, tiled acres increased 77 percent in the 48 states with tiling from the 2012 Census to the 2017 Census of Agriculture.
Northwest Iowa area farmers had a chance to check out construction of Sioux County’s first bioreactor as part of the Conservation Ag Fair held Tuesday, July 23.
Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS), a manufacturer of corrugated pipe and other water management products, acquired Infiltrator Water Technologies (Infiltrator), a manufacturer of products for on-site septic wastewater treatment systems, for approximately $1.08 billion from an affiliate of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other stockholders.
U.S. Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana will visit Purdue University’s Davis Agricultural Center on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
A constructed wetland is being built on the Illinois Central College (ICC) East Peoria campus to remove nitrates found in the runoff water from 50 acres of farmland on campus.
Dead fish have been washing ashore in various Minnesota lakes. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) refers to this event as “fish kill.” It typically happens when it’s hot and after a lot of rain, where nutrient runoff enters a lake.
Recent flooding in northwest Iowa has paved the way for North American beaver to become more visible, and their increased presence has raised concerns among landowners.
The governments of Canada and Ontario increased funding available to farmers who are taking on projects to reduce phosphorus entering waterways connected to Lake Erie.
Iowa State University has established a bioenergy research farm just southwest of Ames coined as the Sustainable Advanced Bioeconomy Research (SABR) Farm.
The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) is moving into summer by installing and testing technologies that intercept and remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff. Phosphorus entering the system contributes to the growth of harmful algal blooms in the Thames River and Lake Erie.
Do you consider yourself an expert in the design and/or installation of agricultural tile drainage in Ontario? The Business Development Centre at the University of Guelph's Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, ON, is looking for a tile drainage course facilitator to work as part of a training team, delivering content in your areas of expertise, for the Advanced Drainage Course in 2020.
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