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10 ways to reduce nitrogen loss

To reduce the size of the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, reductions in nitrogen and phosphorus loads have been proposed across the Mississippi River Basin, to a tune of 45 percent. A project led by the University of Illinois released a downloadable booklet with 10 different ways to reduce nitrogen from drained cropland.

North Idaho drainage districts flooding

Growers who work in the Kootenai Valley in Idaho face earthen dikes, which are routed into drainage ditches across their farms and block most of the mountain streams. Pumps are needed to evacuate the water, but haven’t been able to keep pace with snowmelt.

Almost half a million dollars to study drainage and erosion in Minnesota

The city of Mankato is spending $484,000 to study riverbank erosion in city parks and the flow of rainwater, snowmelt and agricultural drainage through the city’s southeast side.
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Eye in the sky

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are generating a lot of buzz in the agriculture sector lately. The rapidly evolving technology is giving farmers the ability to understand what’s happening in their fields like never before and opens up new opportunities to put these powerful machines to work. Drainage contractors stand to benefit from adopting UAV technology into their operations as well. » Read more...

2017 LICA National Summer Meeting

July 11-16, 2017
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show

November 28-30
Location: Amarillo, TX
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