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Water Management Webinar: Controlled Drainage

Posted on August 18, 2015


A team of Extension specialists from several universities in the Upper Midwest are performing a series of monthly webinars (from July through December) on agricultural drainage water management and drainage water quality, with the second one taking place tomorrow, August 19th at 9am.

Each of the webinars will provide best management practices for improving drainage water quality and information from multiple states across the Midwest.

The six, one-hour webinars will be held monthly at 9 am Central Time on the following Wednesdays: Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.

Topics to be presented include: landscape-level nutrient reduction, controlled drainage, bioreactors, saturated buffers, wetlands, and sub-irrigation and the economics of drainage.

The webinars are structured to provide both the perspective of the farmer and the research/extension specialist.

The webinar instructors include ag engineers from South Dakota State, Iowa State, the University of Minnesota, Purdue, The Ohio State, the University of Missouri, North Dakota State, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois.

The second webinar which is scheduled for tomorrow August 19 will be focused on controlled drainage and will feature Gary Sands, a professor and extension engineer, and director of graduate studies, in the Dept. of Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Those wishing to participate can log in at: Each person logging in to the session will need to click the “Enter as a Guest” button.

For those unable to watch, all webinars will be archived are being archived at

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