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Researchers study drainage impacts on wetlands

Researchers at the University of South Dakota report a multi-year project north of Sioux Falls, SD, appears to show a reduction in plant and animal diversity in wetlands that collect water runoff from agricultural land. >> Read full article

Minnesota officials fine-tune buffer law

After two years of political debate, legislation and then legislative amendments, Minnesota’s new buffer law is at the point of working out the devil in the details. >> Read full article

Project plans to farm on dredged sediment

A tile system will drain water from 10 acres of agricultural land in Ohio, built up with dredged sediment from the Great Lakes region. The drainage system will also be used in future nutrient runoff reduction research. >> Read full article

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Innovative sub-irrigation

What do you get when you put a Michigan dairy farmer and a conservationist in a car for several hours? If the dairy farmer is Blaine Baker, co-owner of Bakerlads Farm in Clayton, and the conservationist is Thomas Van Wagner, technical co-ordinator for the Lenawee Conservation District Center for Excellence Program, you get the initial designs of a livestock reservoir wetland sub-irrigation system.

“Tom got the idea from systems in Ohio they are using for irrigation of crops and thought maybe we could put it together for irrigation of wastewater for dairy,” Baker says. “We designed it on the trip out and back to the conference.” >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

2017 LICA National Winter Convention

March 4-6, 2017
Location: Las Vegas >> More Info

2017 LICA National Summer Meeting

July 11-16, 2017
Location: Elegante Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO >> More Info