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Exploring a pumped bioreactor system for improved water quality

A new innovation suggests an additional use for these bioreactors, even when water isn’t flowing from the field tile drainage.

Funding fact sheet: Northern New York calls for research farm proposals

Applications are due at the end of this month.

A wetter world is changing farm country. Can growers adapt?

Heavy rainfalls cause problems from the field all the way downstream. How can growers save their crops – without damaging the environment?
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LICO update

LICO update: Getting better at getting along

It is often said that if you want to go faster, go alone. But if you want to go further, go together. This is especially true in the field of drainage, where drains require multiple landowners to agree (and pay) together and, depending on the drain, might involve a few levels or ministries of government before the contractor even breaks ground. These relationships can be tricky to navigate. They might be new or pre-existing. They could be smooth or they could be strained, with or without cause. So much of our work relies on working together – so how can we get better at getting along? » Read more...

New Episode Available! A More Efficient Approach to Water Quality: Batch and Build with Keegan Kult.

What’s better than installing one saturated buffer or bioreactor at a time? Doing 25-50 to improve water quality for an entire watershed. Jamie and Keegan Kult, Executive Director of the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC) talk batch and build projects, cover crops and how water management can help farmers deal with climate change.

Keegan has been working with agricultural water management for more than 15 years and has contributed to 80+ edge of field practice installations, development of new conservation practice standards, and to the scientific literature documenting practice performance and cost effectiveness. He holds a Master of Science degree from Iowa State University in Environmental Science with an emphasis on water resources and a Bachelor of Science degree also from Iowa State University in Forestry.

Listen on your favorite podcast platform or online at watertable.ag/56.
Grow our People

LICO annual drainage conference

Jan. 25-26
Location: Ontario
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