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Key management changes at ADS

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. has announced several leadership changes that will come into effect on Sept. 1. In accordance with its previously communicated succession plan, the company’s board of directors has named Scott Barbour to serve as president and chief executive officer, succeeding Joe Chlapaty, who has served in that capacity since 2004.

Efforts to reduce ag pollution paying off slowly

Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. The study found that that depending on the type of terrain, efforts to reduce algae-causing nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from reaching water sources such as the Great Lakes and can take decades to bear fruit.

New rules for wetlands in OR

Wetland restoration projects on farmland will have to clear a new hurdle in Oregon's Tillamook County to ensure they don't disrupt agricultural practices.
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Role for contractors in combatting nutrient loss

Since 2011, the majority of corn producers in Illinois have followed the recommended maximum return to nitrogen (MRN) application guidelines. More than half of all farmers are either knowledgeable or very knowledgeable about the “4R” strategy (right nutrient source at the right rate, in the right place and at the right time). But 43 percent of those producers have no knowledge of denitrifying bioreactors or how they can function to improve water quality. Only 55 percent claim knowledge of drainage water management. » Read more...

Drainage Engineers Conference

October 27, 2017
Location: Guelph, Ont.
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Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show

November 28-30
Location: Amarillo, TX
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