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DU, Wetlands Initiative to Reduce Illinois Runoff

The Wetlands Initiative (TWI), Chicago, and Ducks Unlimited (DU), Memphis, Tennessee, have combined resources to help Illinois farmers install ‘Smart Wetlands’ to combat the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxia zone – a ‘dead zone’ of oxygen-depleted water covering more than 5,000 square miles at the Mississippi River Delta.


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Assess Runoff Risk To Keep More Nutrients In No-Tilled Fields

Using split ‘N’ applications, covers and advanced fertilizer products can improve yields and fight negative perceptions about farming.
Let’s be honest, farming creates a risk that fertilizers and manures applied won’t always stay there. And when that happens we’re put in the spotlight, as you’ve seen with recent news reports about algal blooms contaminating popular waterways.
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Solving The Riddle Of Nitrogen Management

Using precision technology to define management zones and improve nitrogen-use efficiency are the goals of Wisconsin researchers.
Recent concerns about hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico have inspired policy makers to encourage the agricultural sector to adopt technology that can reduce nitrogen losses in our environment.
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Much Ado About Nitrates

When it comes to reducing nitrogen concerns, no-tillers are leading the way.
The nitrate standard, which has long been set at 10 parts per million, does not accurately reflect real world situations. But it's probably here to stay, maintains Jay Lehr, senior scientist with Environmental Education Enterprises in Ostrander, Ohio.
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Managing Nitrogen To The Nth Degree

There’s no doubt managing nitrogen is critical in no-tilling, but what about the big picture impact?
Gyles Randall had a tough job in front of him. Here he was, at the National No-Tillage Convention last January and he knew the last things these top-notch no-tillers wanted to hear about were environmental concerns about nitrogen application.
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