News tagged with agricultural drainage

Drainage ditches can help clean up field runoff

Vegetated drainage ditches can help capture pesticide and nutrient loads in field runoff, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists report. These ditches—as common in the country as the fields they ...

dateJan 04, 2013 in Environment
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Study probes sources of Mississippi River phosphorus

In their eagerness to cut nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico, people have often sought simple explanations for the problem: too many large animal operations, for instance, or farmers ...

dateMay 06, 2011 in Environment
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Biofuels may lead to a 'drink or drive' issue

Rice University scientists warned that the United States must be careful that the new emphasis on developing biofuels as an alternative to imported oil takes into account potential damage to the nation's water resources.

dateJun 15, 2009 in Environment
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