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Mudsnails could help with nutrient runoff

In a recent study, researchers show that eastern mudsnails can serve as proxies for how much nitrogen is in an ecosystem. That knowledge is key to identifying and remedying ecosystems where water quality is compromised.

Collaborative ramps up phosphorus reduction project

The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative is moving into the next phase in developing practical ways to reduce the amount of phosphorus getting into local waterways from agricultural and municipal drains.

VAAFM files subsurface tile drainage amendments to reduce nutrients

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) filed a proposed amendment to the Required Agricultural Practices Rule with the Vermont Secretary of State.
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Comparing corrugated plastic subsurface drain as-designed versus as-installed

As reported in previous editions of Drainage Contractor, a team of drainage contractors and researchers set out to analyze drain depth and grade data recorded during a field installation of corrugated plastic drain tubing. In the most recent update, the team reports on the initial results analyzed and published from this field installation. The goal was to determine if the corrugated drainpipe guided down through the pipe-feeder “boot” attached behind the plow blade with a linkage system installed the drainpipe at the same depth as the bottom of the drainage channel, which was created by the cutting tip of the plow-blade.  » Read more...

LICA National Summer Meeting

July 9-15
Grand Rapids, MI
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