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study long-term changes in water quality

We have very little idea whether water quality is changing in most watersheds, and even less knowledge about what causes these changes (deliberate management of water quality vs. economics, etc.). We are spending a lot of money on urban stormwater especially, and much of the data needed to evaluate the impacts of stormwater BMPs has been collected - but never put togehter and analyzed. Doing this could provide valuable ...more »

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Don't Pass It On.

Iowa shouldn't receive our water problems, nor should those south to the Gulf "Dead Zone." I'm not sure it's possible in all communities, but an effort to test, control, and remove contaminants or nutrients at checkpoints, would keep moving waters from moving problems. They'd also provide irrigation resources for El Nino drought years ahead. Managed-use could mean a bumper crop in Minnesota, regardless of rainfall fluctuations. ...more »

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Total Precision Agriculture for Economic and Environmental Monitoring

Total Precision Ag is a system where all the inputs (water, seed, chemicals, etc) and outputs (bushels of grain, and quality of grain, chemical and water runoff and/infiltration) is measured and mapped across the fields down to the square foot. Less than 1% of MN Farmers have been able to implement this approach due to a lack of QUALITY...not quantity...yield monitors in combines. This approach provides the farmers ...more »

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