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October 6, 2015
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Steel byproducts trap phosphorous in agricultural drainage water

Woodchip bioreactors have proven useful in removing nitrates from tile drainage water, but researchers are still searching for low-cost methods of removing phosphates. At South Dakota State University, Guanghui Hua, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is using steel byproducts to trap phosphates in simulated tile drainage water. >> Read full article

Bill eyed to stop Water Works lawsuit

A state lawmaker from northwest Iowa plans to propose legislation to block a Des Moines utility's lawsuit over farm-caused water pollution. But legal scholars say the maneuver might not pass muster because a state law can't usurp a federal lawsuit. >> Read full article

Tile drainage benefits crops and environment: report

A Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) project report is encouraging farmers to consider the benefits of tile drainage to both crop production and environmental stewardship. >> Read full article

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Eye in the sky

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are generating a lot of buzz in the agriculture sector lately. The rapidly evolving technology is giving farmers the ability to understand what’s happening in their fields like never before, and new rules coming down the pipeline on both sides of the border have the potential to open up new opportunities to put these powerful machines to work. Drainage contractors too stand to benefit from adopting UAV technology into their operations. >> Learn More…

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Jan. 4-6, 2016
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Jan. 6-8, 2016
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