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  • Controlled Drainage

    Controlled Drainage Practices Boost Yields, Stem Nutrient Runoff

    Sep 26, 2017 09:05 AM

    Mother Nature always likes to have her own way but farmers can now have more say over how much water stays in or out of their fields, thanks to the use of controlled drainage technology.

    The basic concept with controlled drainage is that a water-control structure attached to traditional tile can be used like a dam in farmers’ fields, says Crop-Tech agronomist Isaac Ferrie.

    When gated with stacked baffles, the structures allow you to release water when you don’t want it in the field, like during planting or harvest, or to hold it back for a crop’s use when rainfall is sc

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    Improving water quality is a shared responsibility

    Sep 18, 2017 10:22 AM

    I spent the summer meeting with farmers, commodity groups and food companies in the Midwest to discuss collaborative conservation approaches. Whether we were in Missouri, Iowa or Minnesota, water quality was top of mind. Agriculture has a large impact on water quality, but farmers have made big strides on implementing and scaling conservation measures to improve water quality and agriculture’s overall environmental footprint.

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  • Rice Fields

    Arkansas Rice Farmers Test Water-Saving Technique

    Apr 26, 2017 09:38 AM

    Generations of Arkansas rice growers who farmed the flood plains near the Mississippi River had little reason to pay attention to water supplies or their impact on a changing climate. Dan Hooks is different.

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