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Advanced Drainage Systems acquires Plastic Tubing Industries

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., a global manufacturer of water management products and solutions for commercial, residential, infrastructure and agricultural applications, announced it has acquired the assets of Plastic Tubing Industries, a manufacturer of HDPE pipe and related accessories.

Wood chips could help with denitrification

Untreated pine woodchips could be an affordable, low-tech solution in reducing nitrate levels in waterways. A PhD student in New Zealand is testing the possibility that untreated pine woodchips will reduce nitrate levels as well as improve habitats for stream dwellers.

Transforming Drainage project updates

Chris Hay, senior environmental research scientist with the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA), discussed the Transforming Drainage project at this year's ISA research conference.
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Drainage impacts on wetlands

Researchers at the University of South Dakota (USD) 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.

Jake Kerby, an associate professor in USD’s biology department, and a team of three graduate and eight undergraduate students have been surveying 18 different wetlands over the past four years. They and other researchers regularly check the health of plants, amphibians, insects and fish to determine the potential impact of pesticides and fertilizers over time.
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