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January 12, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Adaptive design
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Indiana town still fighting nitrates in water

A town in Indiana is working to reduce high well water nitrate levels, with council president suggesting the town work to eliminate standing water from two farm fields near the water plant by installing a pipe that connects to a drainage ditch. >> Read full article

Drainage system increasing water and soil health

The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Agriculture’s subsurface drainage and irrigation system has seen positive results for reducing nitrate concentrations and promoting water and soil health during the first growing season with it in place. >> Read full article

Farmers in England could be paid to let land flood

The government is considering a plan to pay farmers in England for allowing their land to be flooded, reports the BBC. >> Read full article

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Adaptive design

Nitrate loss through tile drainage systems has been a water quality concern in the Midwest for many years. Reducing concentration from current values to a maximum level of 10 mg N L-1 has been adopted as a goal in many nutrient reduction plans.

But, as changes in precipitation, temperature, and other climate components have been measured in Iowa, and changing CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is recorded, it’s unclear if these changes affect nitrate concentration in tile drainage. This uncertainty is due to the complicated water and nitrogen dynamics in a drained agricultural system. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Illinois LICA

January 14-16, 2016
Location: Embassy Suites, East Peoria, IL >> More Info

Michigan LICA

January 17-19, 2016
Location: Ramada Lansing Hotel, Lansing, MI >> More Info

LICO Red Cross Training Course

January 19, 2016
Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn, London, Ont. >> More Info