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Managing Agricultural Drainage

 

Managing agricultural drainage water in the Midwest could represent the next great step forward in agriculture.


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Notes from the Chair

Newly elected Chair of the CTIC Board of Directors, Tim Healey, introduces the new Executive Board and other changes at CTIC.

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Managing Agricultural Drainage

Research shows that drainage water management can reduce annual nitrate losses from tile-drained fields by 15 to 75 percent, depending on location, climate, soil type and cropping system.

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Web Site is a Treasure Trove of Livestock Waste Management Information

A new Web site provides tools, data resources, contacts and success stories to help livestock operations meet their regulatory requirements, and even turn excess nutrients into money.

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LIVESTOCK WASTE MANAGEMENT CTIC Launches Effort to Recognize Upstream Heroes

Farmers throughout the Mississippi River basin are making the right choices for nutrient efficiency and water quality protection, and CTIC is telling their story.

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Research and Technology Research & Technology Briefs

A new tool calculates the benefits of conservation tillage for cotton, a new video contest offers $2,500 award, and two new reports touch on farm economics.

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Apply Gypsum to Fields to Balance Soil Structure, Improve Nutrient Uptake and Yield Heartier, Healthier Crops

As input prices continue to increase, and margins become increasingly thinner, many growers are getting back to basics by applying gypsum (calcium sulfate) to improve the structure and balance of their soil.

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