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Cover crops causing plugged tile

An Indiana farmer was perplexed to notice a few spots on his field where water sat on top instead of infiltrating into the soil, even though the field was tiled. After digging up some saturated spots, he found the tile was plugged from dead roots.

Education needed for adoption of edge-of-field practices

There are 950 acres treated by bioreactors and roughly 42,000 acres treated by wetlands across Iowa. In mid-February, Iowa Learning Farms hosted a group of 12 farmers in Ames to discuss these questions and other issues surrounding edge-of-field practices and nutrient reduction.

Ontario Federation of Agriculture celebrates World Water Day

March 22 is World Water Day. Designated by the United Nations, the day is about focusing attention on the importance of water in our daily lives and on a global scale.
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Water for tomorrow: drainage water recycling

Drainage water recycling is a practice that utilizes drainage systems to route surface and subsurface drainage water from the field, which is usually in excess during the early months of the year, to an on-farm pond or reservoir where it can be temporarily stored. Later in the summer, when water is often in high demand and rainfall alone is not sufficient to meet crop needs, drainage water that was previously stored in the reservoir can be applied to the field in the form of supplemental irrigation. » Read more...

Farm Progress Show

June 20-23
Regina, SK
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LICA National Summer Meeting

July 9-15
Grand Rapids, MI
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Empire Farm Days

August 7-9
Seneca Falls, NY
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