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University of Illinois receives almost $1 million for algal bloom research

The funded project will produce and scale up a treatment system to capture excess nutrients from subsurface drainage in agricultural fields, recycle the nutrient-captured biochar as a slow-release fertilizer, and keep nutrients in the closed agricultural loop.

Equipment stolen from Huronview experimental farm

Researchers at Huronview Demonstration Farm near Clinton, Ont. discovered damage and theft of tools being used to monitor drainage and water quality.

Local program helping farmers battle soil erosion, drainage issues

Bernie Kottelenberg, a dairy, hog and grain producer in Hillsburgh, Ont., built a drainage system to halt soil erosion at the edge of his field, and designed a tank to capture manure and keep it from leaking into the water system.

Plan ahead: Safe installation of subsurface drainage systems

Safely installing subsurface drainage tile when utilities are present requires more effort than a call to 811 before you start to install. Safety really begins several months, even years, in advance when the system is designed. » Read more...