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2010-09-27 17:38:42

Tile drainage in the Mississippi Basin is one of the great advances of the 19th and 20th centuries, allowing highly productive agriculture in what was once land too wet to farm. In fact, installation of new tile systems continues every year, because it leads to increased crop yields. But a recent study shows that the most heavily tile-drained areas of North America are also the largest contributing source of nitrate to the Gulf of Mexico, leading to seasonal hypoxia. In the summer of 2010...

2010-02-11 05:31:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today EZ-Surface(TM) software, specifically designed for farm surface and sub-surface drainage applications. EZ-Surface software works with the Autoslope feature of Trimble's AgGPS® FieldLevel II system, which runs on the FmX(TM) integrated display. The desktop software allows farmers and drainage contractors to analyze fields surveyed with FieldLevel II by viewing 3D field models,...

2009-06-20 08:08:58

Specific land management practices in agricultural watersheds, such as manure application, can affect carbon losses, according to a study in the Journal of Environmental Quality Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) losses from tile drains are an underquantified portion of the terrestrial carbon cycle. This is particularly important in the eastern corn belt where tile drainage dominates the agricultural landscape. Specific land management practices, such as manure application, can play a large role...

2008-07-23 15:01:01

By BISHOP, Diane THE Otago Regional Council is taking no prisoners as it steps up its campaign against dirty dairy farmers. ORC land resource officer Bruce Monaghan said the Council would continue to prosecute farmers who applied dairy effluent to pasture beyond field capacity. "If you're not doing it right, you will be caught," he said. Last month 18 dairy farmers or companies were prosecuted and fined a total of more than $100,000 after charges were brought against them by the ORC...


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Soil Salinity
2013-04-01 11:15:13

Soil salinity is the salt content within the soil; the process of increasing the content of salt is known as salination. Salt is a natural element of water and soils. Salination can be a result of natural processes such as the gradual withdrawal of an ocean or mineral weathering. It can be caused by artificial processes such as irrigation as well. Soils that are affected by salt are a result of excess accumulation of salts, normally most obvious at the surface of the soil. Salts can be...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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