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Preliminary findings from saturated buffer research

Springfield Plastics Inc. and the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition have released preliminary water quality results for 2014 from their saturated buffer systems. >> Read full article

Minnesota Corn Growers expanding research

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is expanding its cover crop research through the University of Minnesota with two new projects focusing on the potential for cover crop mixes throughout the state to reduce nitrogen fertilizer in waterways and in tile drainage systems. >> Read full article

Putting the crystal back in Crystal Lake

After many years of inaction on improving Crystal Lake, the watershed and lake are finally seeing systemic and effective projects that promise less pollution. >> Read full article

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The double-link plow

The story of Ontario’s first double-link plow began with sugar beets. In the 1960s, the Redpath Sugar company of Chatham, Ont., was doing a brisk business processing beets, and demand for more was very high. Farmers in the area certainly wanted to up their production, but to do that, they needed more drained land.

Tate & Lyle, the British company that owned Redpath, solved the issue by importing the high-speed Yates Badger plow from England to Canada, making it available for lease to tile drainage contractors in southern Ontario. By the early 1970s, many contractors had signed on for leases – but one contractor, Art Eddy of Woodstock, stood apart. >> Learn More…

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National LICA Summer Meeting

July 18-23, 2016
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2017 LICA National Winter Convention

March 4-6, 2017
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2017 LICA National Summer Meeting

July 11-16, 2017
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