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JANUARY 8, 2019

Innovative drainage project receives federal-provincial funding to move ahead

The Canadian government will invest $181,593 to support a project to demonstrate and monitor contoured drainage on a field in southwestern Ontario, the first project in the province to try controlling drainage on a slope with control gates.

New approach to tile drainage could treat more water

A new project in Illinois is changing the look of a field-tiling project from parallel lines to a pitchfork pattern, thus changing the way water flows from a field. The design is being tested along other end-of-field practices, such as saturated buffers, to achieve a 50-percent reduction of nutrient loss.

Phosphorus-fighting projects get $400,000 from Canadian government

Five southwestern Ontario projects to find ways to keep phosphorus out of the Thames River, one of the biggest contributors of phosphorus to Lake Erie, are getting a boost with $400,000 in federal and provincial cash.

Iowa Drainage School 2018

Continuing education is part of any career – including a drainage contractor’s. Every year in August, Iowa State University runs a three-day farmland subsurface drainage school for a refresher on surveying the land, drainage plans, and dealing with boulders, barriers and runoff concerns. Here’s a recap of what was covered in 2018. » Read more...

Iowa LICA Convention

Jan. 13-15
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Nebraska LICA Convention

Jan. 15-18
Location: Kearney, NE
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Minnesota LICA Convention

Jan. 17-18
Location: New Ulm, MN
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Indiana LICA Convention

Jan. 23-25
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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