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Targeting drainage areas with drones

UAV technology has advanced to the point that an RTK-equipped drone with elevation accuracy of plus or minus five centimetres can find the best route for water across a field.

Start with surface soil to limit P runoff

Controlling surface runoff can be a key to not letting phosphates get away and possibly contribute to algae blooms in the Great Lakes.

Combo of drainage, subirrigation can cut costs and increase yields

A combination of drainage and subirrigation has been shown to boost corn yields by 45 percent and soybean yields by 20 percent in claypan soils.
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Taking stock

When Matt Schwarz, an environmental contaminants specialist with the South Dakota Ecological Services Field Office for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW), noticed more and more farms installing drainage systems, he began to wonder what impact this might be having on the area’s wetlands. So, he turned to Jake Kerby, an associate professor at the University of South Dakota, to study the situation. » Read more...

Illinois LICA

Jan. 12-14
Location: East Peoria, IL » Learn More

Michigan LICA

Jan. 15-16
Location: Lansing, MI » Learn More

Primary Drainage Course

Jan. 16-20
Location: Marden, ON » Learn More

Nebraska LICA

Jan. 17-19
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LICO Conference

Jan 24-26
Location: London, ON » Learn More