Design of Drainage Water Quality Practices Workshop

December 14, 2017 all-day
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Webster County office
217 S 25th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
ISU Extension and Outreach Webster County office
(515) 576-2119

Workshop About the Subsurface Drainage, an Important Part of Agricultural Systems in Iowa

Event Details:

The design and layout of new practices will be the focus of this workshop in Fort Dodge, Iowa. These designs and layouts are currently being considered for water quality improvements of farmland drainage. In addition, it will provide information essential for designing and planning new water quality practices such as bioreactors, controls structures, saturated buffers and wetlands.

Registration is $150 and includes morning refreshments, lunch and workshop materials. Registration cost increases to $175 if done after Dec. 8.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds (registration amount less 10%) will only be issued for cancellation requests received by 5:00 PM on December 8. 

Each participant should bring a laptop computer equipped with a USB drive. As a result, attendees will be using Microsoft Excel software for designing select practices and will be provided on a thumb drive. Therefore, all laptops must have Excel pre-installed on them to run the spreadsheets and to also perform design calculations. Attendants of the field day will not use their laptops will not be using their laptops the entire time. This is because attendees will use spread sheets for making some of the design calculations.

Find the brochure and other details about this field event here.

Why should you attend?

Subsurface drainage is an important part of agricultural systems in Iowa. Designed to work together for optimum efficiency, all components of a subsurface drainage system should be to function most efficiently. This program will provide information essential for designing and also planning water quality practices of bioreactors, control structures, drainage water management, saturated buffers, and wetlands. Drainage has some environmental impacts. But, well recognized are the economic benefits of tilling. These new technologies can be useful because they minimize negative environmental impacts. Discussed and designed will be implementations of such practices.

Lastly, presenting are ISU Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Soybean Association, and also the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

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