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Cover crops effective at reducing nitrate concentrations in tile-drained water

A recent Iowa study found that tile-drained water from cover crops and restored prairie caused less algal growth, with almost equal results between cover crops and restored prairie.

Impacts of wetland restoration and drainage improvements

An upcoming webinar will detail the results of a multi-year study that looked at the connections between drainage improvement and water quality, and will also outline future opportunities within drainage systems.

What is a dead zone?

Dead zones can have scary effects on water quality. Fortunately for landowners and contractors, there are ways to ensure you’re not adding to the problem.
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How the Next Generation is Using Technology to Take Agriculture to the Next Level

The agricultural industry is a growing field, but the amount of farmable acreage is decreasing as the world's population grows. Brenden VanWechel, Business Development and Ag Tech Intern for Ellingson Companies, joins Jamie to discuss the critical role of technology and the next generation in finding solutions to increase yields and create more sustainable agriculture.
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Meet the GroundBreakers

Drainage Contractor’s first-ever class of GroundBreakers were named earlier this year. Now Jeremy Meiners, Adam Fisher, Matt Mroz, Brett Sheffield and Bruce Shewfelt tell their stories. Some made the journey from farm families to creating their own mini-empires in drainage, while others took a more academic route into consulting roles. But all are united by a passion for land stewardship, efficient water management and advancing the field of drainage. » Read more...
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Create the Trimble Agriculture solution that's right for you.

There’s one combination that’s perfect for you. With Trimble's FAST App you can find the best solution for your farm operation from a range of Trimble products. Answer 10 simple questions about your operation for custom recommendations on where to get started, specifically tailored for your farm.
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National LICA summer meeting

July 12-16
Location: Missouri
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