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SWCS Controlled Drainage Video

This video, in the SWCS Conservation Media Library, shows how conservation drainage provides more control and additional benefits to your fields.

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University of Illinois Woodchip Bioreactor

Simple woodchip-filled trenches called bioreactors can clean nitrogen pollution from water. Find out more from Dr. Laura Christianson of the University of Illinois as she talks about one of her…

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Woodchip Bioreactors: A Science-based Option to Reduce Nitrate Loss

This fact sheet answers some of the most common questions about woodchip bioreactors using a recent survey of all published bioreactor research.

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ADMC Bioreactor

This ADMC webpage provides information on bioreactors including considerations for installation and financial impacts.

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Conservation Tillage and Soil Health

“Conservation Tillage and Soil Health” provides a short, animated outline of the basic principles of conservation tillage. The third episode of SARE’s “What is Sustainable Agriculture?” animation series illustrates how…

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NRCS Conservation Drainage

The NRCS Conservation Drainage webpage provides an overview of several conservation drainage practices, research, and additional resources.

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NRCS Bioreactor Conservation Practice Standard Factsheet

This one page factsheet from NRCS provides an overview of woodchip bioreactors, how they fuction, and the benefits they provide.

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Smart Wetlands

Smart Wetlands, an initiative of The Wetlands Initiative, specifically sites, designs, and constructs tile-treatment wetlands to improve water quality in Illinois. Their website includes several resources for better understanding the…

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National Wildlife Federation: Conservation Champions Network

National Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Champions program – formerly Cover Crop Champions – offers grants up to $15,000 for farmers and outreach partners to learn and develop creative outreach strategies that…

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Iowa Learning Farms: Constructed Wetland

In this webinar, “Tile Flows, Backhoes and Microbes: Constructed Wetlands for Subsurface Drainage Treatment,” Jill Kostel, Ph.D., senior environmental engineer at The Wetlands Initiative, discusses the siting, design and implementation…