The Ag Water Exchange blog is a place for thoughtful discussion of ideas and information on water quality and agricultural management practices.  The goal of the Ag Water Exchange is to contribute to the greater advancement water quality knowledge and modern agricultural management practices.


8th Annual Discovery Farms Conference

Looking ahead with 2020 vision: How farmers can keep clean water in focus is the theme for this years’ 8th Annual Discovery Farms® Conference set to be held on December 11 at the Glacier Canyon... Read More

Nitrogen Use Efficiency and corn silage

By: Abby Augarten and Kevan Klingberg While Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) is commonly discussed in reference to corn grain systems, there is little data on corn silage production systems. Wisconsin is the top producer of... Read More

Reminders for fall manure applications

Erica Olson, Fall manure spreading is a common practice in Wisconsin, especially after corn silage harvest. Manure pits need to be emptied in preparation for winter. Manure is a valuable tool for building soil... Read More

What’s in that silver box?

Eric Cooley If you have ever driven by a Discovery Farms water quality monitoring site, you have likely seen our signature silver box that often sticks out like a sore thumb on the landscape.... Read More

What happened to spring?

Is it just me or are we not allowed to have a spring anymore? This year marks another year of late snowfalls, cold temperatures and delayed planting. In fact, on May 19, only 35% of... Read More


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