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July 9, 2019

Projects moving ahead to prevent Lake Erie algae

Seven projects conducted by the Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative and its partners are beginning this summer to test technologies that intercept and remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff.

Ontario drainage course facilitator required

The Business Development Centre in Ridgetown, ON, is looking for a tile drainage course facilitator to work as part of a training team for the Advanced Drainage Course in 2020.

Iowa State University houses new bioenergy crops research farm

Iowa State University has established a bioenergy research farm, and in addition to doing work on growing crops for biofuel and bioproducts, the university will also be assessing the effect of tile drainage.
Sponsored Spotlight 

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Featured Story

Wild, wild west: the history of agricultural drainage in Western Canada

As land prices rise and sporadic weather wreaks havoc, interest for tile drainage bubbles to the surface in Western Canada, only to be slowed by regulation and lack of knowledge. Chris Unrau, one of the forerunners advocating for a streamlined regulatory process, shares some history of drainage in Western Canada and where the industry is going. » Read more...
Photo Contest 
DC Photo Contest

Drainage Contractor's 2019 Cover Photo Contest

You could be featured on the cover of our November issue! Drainage Contractor and The Plastics Pipe Institute want to showcase the work of contractors during the busiest time of the year for drainage.

Show us what makes up your tiling season – the challenges, the successes and the ins and outs of your season – and you could be our next cover. Photos will be accepted until September 30, 2019. >> Click here to learn more

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

July 23-25
Johnson Creek, WI
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