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The Foundation for Agronomic Research (FAR) has been selected to receive a $1 million research grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) to study the impact suites of 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices have on the movement of nutrients in corn and soybean cropping systems. The grant is matched with $1 million in funds from the 4R Research Fund.
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. Water levels declined consistently from the mid-1970s until 2004, when they began to rise significantly through 2014. With the high cost of cropland, growers can't afford to not crop all of their acres. | READ MORE
'The Extent of Tile Drainage in Wisconsin,' a new publication from the University of Wisconsin Discovery Farms, is now available at UW-Extension's Learning Store. The project highlights the extent of tile drainage in Wisconsin, how the total number of tile drainage acres vary by state, the differences in estimates across different data collection methods and possible trends over time. | READ MORE
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. has announced several leadership changes that will come into effect on Sept. 1. In accordance with its previously communicated succession plan, the company’s board of directors has named Scott Barbour to serve as president and chief executive officer, succeeding Joe Chlapaty, who has served in that capacity since 2004.
Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.The study found that that depending on the type of terrain, efforts to reduce algae-causing nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from reaching water sources such as the Great Lakes and can take decades to bear fruit.
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) hosted a grand opening event for its new manufacturing plant in Harrisonville, MO, on Aug. 9.
Rural municipalities (RM) are responsible for controlling drainage, and a few years ago the RM of Dufferin in Manitoba realized that needed to include tile drains. Former reeve, Shawn McCutcheon saw tiling becoming more widely adopted, and could see need for a made-in-Dufferin approach to managing it, said current reeve, George Gray.
Trimble announced today the appointment of Abe Hughes as the worldwide general manager for Trimble's Agriculture Division within the Resources and Utilities segment. Hughes assumed the role on July 10, 2017, and is located in Westminster, Colorado.
Wetland restoration projects on farmland will have to clear a new hurdle in Oregon's Tillamook County to ensure they don't disrupt agricultural practices.
The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), the major North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, recently welcomed members in new roles on its board of directors. These individuals took office immediately following the group's annual meeting held at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Garden, Florida, at which the changes to the executive committee were confirmed.
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), a leading global manufacturer of water management products and solutions for commercial, residential, infrastructure and agricultural applications, today announced that it has acquired Duraslot Inc., a manufacturer of storm water collection surface drains used in a variety of construction applications. This transaction is consistent with ADS' strategy of making synergistic tuck-in acquisitions to leverage the existing footprint and sales network as well as to supplement organic growth. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
How does tile drainage effect the physical and chemical properties of soil?
Farmers and the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority have joined forces to help improve water quality in the region.
Canada’s current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, researchers from the University of Waterloo have found.
Some of the water draining off an isolated, 120-acre patch of farmland bordering on the Wildwood Conservation Area (St. Mary's, ON, Canada) will be diverted from its established path to the reservoir – through a 12-inch municipal drainage pipe – into a set of three constructed ponds that are currently under construction.

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