Conservation drainage cuts nitrate loss

Betts, Lynn
March 2011
Wallaces Farmer;Mar2011, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p56
Trade Publication
The article reports on the importance of conservation drainage in helping the farmers keep their crop yields up in the U.S. The conservation drainage, also called drainage water management by the Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, reduces nitrate loading downstream. It has an in-line structures which control water in the soil profile in tiled fields. It also controls water levels to maintain or increase yields.


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