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Landowners disapprove of costly drainage plan

Hundred of landowners are asking city council in Ottawa, ON, to shut down a proposed $1.5-million upgrade to drainage works in their area, arguing only farmers will benefit.

Nanomaterials may take a toll on aquatic life

Small but mighty – nanomaterials or “nanopesticides” are different from their bulk counterparts. A new study finds that when combined with nutrient runoff, the tiny substances could result in more algae outbreaks for wetlands and waterways.

Soil scientist reviews farm tile drainage impact

Eric Young’s research focuses on how runoff of nutrients, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, varies on farms with tile drainage compared with those without.
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Brittany Bedolli, @TileBride, amassed 2,000 followers on Twitter and believes social media is a powerful free tool that fellow drainage contractors should consider using. » Read more...

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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