Research Category: Water Quality

Permanent Living Mulches for Farmable Vegetative Buffers and Waterways

(2013)
University of Minnesota/John Baker

The objective of the research is to show that perennial living mulches can be established in sensitive locations within cropped fields and managed so that they can support continued row crop production while conferring environmental benefits.

 

A secondary project titled “Recycling nitrate with electrodialysis” is ongoing. The current progress report if for that project focus. Jan 19th, 2017

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Engaging Natural Resources Professionals, Drainage Contractors, and the General Public Regarding Issues Related to Agricultural Drainage and Water Quality

(2013)
University of Minnesota/Brad Carlson

Presentations and/or displays to audiences and conferences and meeting around the state concerning the activities and resources that the University of Minnesota has concerning environmental stewardship with respect to agricultural drainage and fertility management pertaining to water quality.

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Agricultural Production and the Hydrologic Cycle in the Upper Midwest

(2013)
University of Minnesota/Tim Griffis

The aim of this research is to gain a better understanding of how agriculture fits within the regional water cycle in the Upper Midwest. This project will use a combination of measurements made at field and regional scales, and mesoscale meteorology-land surface modeling to determine agriculture’s contribution to regional evapotranspiraton (ET), and how changing management to increase water storage coupled with supplemental irrigation can enhance productivity and affect regional hydrology.

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University of Minnesota Extension Water Quality, Nutrient Management, and Agricultural Drainage Education

(2010)
University of Minnesota Extension/Michael Schmitt

This project supports an area of emphasis within the University of Minnesota Extension for an Extension Educator (Soil-Water and Nutrient Management emphasis). This position’s main objective is to focus on issues pertaining to water quality/nutrient management. Sub-objectives relate to: 1) drainage planning and design for water management; 2) incorporating information relating drainage management to soil nutrient management; and 3) incorporating relevant issues in tillage and manure management to provide additional value and information to corn growers.

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