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Comparing Wisconsin and Minnesota Tile Flow
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Wisconsin and Minnesota Discovery Farms have collected tile drainage data from a wide variety of farming systems. Combining these datasets provides an enhanced assessment that neither state could accomplish individually. This more comprehensive dataset can... Read More

A Summer with MAWRC
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Note: This blog post recounts the experience of Minnesota Farm Bureau intern Maddie Schafer, who helped out at several MAWRC summer events. Our thanks to Minnesota Farm Bureau for providing this support, and to Maddie... Read More

Soil Loss in Tile Drainage Systems
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Discovery Farms programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin have collected edge-of-field water quality information from 24 farms and 45 fields starting in 2002. A total of 112 site years of surface runoff data and 47 site... Read More

Mega-Rains Make for Mega-Harvest Challenges
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Farmers across much of Minnesota are bracing for a difficult time getting crops out of the fields due to a much wetter than normal August-September. Minnesota also experienced two mega-rains in one year for the... Read More

Discovery Farms Awarded Conservation Innovation Grant
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The Minnesota and Wisconsin Discovery Farms Programs have recently received a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service for “Developing Diagnostics to Improve Water Quality and Soil... Read More


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