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.

 

Why we monitor: Early observations in the Antigo Flats
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With the 20-year anniversary of UW Discovery Farm’s establishment this year, we have collected approximately 150 site years of edge-of-field, surface water quality data in Wisconsin. With this extensive database of different farming systems and... Read More

So, when did you become a scientist?
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I vividly remember when I became a scientist. I think I was in fifth grade, and we were assigned to develop a research question and hypothesis and collect data to illustrate the scientific method. My... Read More

Introducing Discovery Acres in Vermont
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In late 2020, the University of Vermont Extension began construction on Discovery Acres, a new on-farm research site located in the St. Albans Bay watershed. This is multi-year project funded by the Vermont Agency of... Read More

Nitrogen News from Discovery Farms Wisconsin
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This article was originally produced for Dairy’s Bottom Line, a PDPW Publicaiton Abby Augarten abigail.augarten@wisc.edu Developing a N management plan is a challenge for farmers given the dynamic nature of the N cycle, variable weather... Read More

The farms behind the dataset
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Farmers are the backbone of Discovery Farms. By opening up their farms to research, farmer participants unlock our Programs’ capabilities to generate data to find workable solutions that address environmental concerns. At the Discovery Farms... Read More

Land spreading milk due to market disruption
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In Wisconsin, farmers are experiencing an interruption in farm to milk plant processing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  There is an oversupply of some dairy products, such that certain plants are asking farmers to reduce... Read More

 

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