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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.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb.
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.
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.
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...