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Study forecasts tile drainage and crop rotation changes for nitrogen loss

March 23, 2023  By University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Midwestern agriculture contributes the vast majority of nitrogen in the Gulf of Mexico, causing an oxygen-starved hypoxic zone and challenging coastal economies. State and federal policies have tried for decades to provide solutions and incentives, but the hypoxic zone keeps coming back. A recent study offers a new way to understand Midwestern nitrogen dynamics and forecasts future nitrogen loads under various management scenarios across the region. | READ MORE

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