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How do current recommendations on drainage depth and spacing influence nutrient loss, crop productivity and nutrient utilization?
Can drainage depth and spacing be optimized to minimize the nutrient losses and maximize crop production?
Dr. Laura Christianson, along with her colleagues from the University of Illinois, are exploring various options of drainage water management. “Drain only what is necessary for good trafficability and crop growth — and not a drop more?
Dr. Amir Sadeghpour and research collaborators at SIU and UK are developing regionally-specific algorithms fro Illinois farmers to use GreenSeeker sensor tools.
This study supports the premise that concentrating N fertilizer below ground near the crop row can increase grain yield and N removal.
In this study, plots that received no N fertilizer still lost a notable amount of nitrate-N through the subsurface drainage system.
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