3 Resources on How Animal Manure Can Benefit Your Soils June 4, 2019

Animal manure can be a valuable soil nutrient. Three stories at Water.unl.edu explore how manure improves soil fertility and productivity, how poultry manure can be managed in crop production, and how composted beef manure can be added to sugar beet production.

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NET Awards Grant for Bazile GMA Nitrate Reduction Efforts June 3, 2019

The Nebraska Environmental Trust awarded $228,500 to the Bazile Groundwater Management Area (BGMA) for research and developing demonstration sites in the BGMA groundwater nitrate reduction project.

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Illustration of groundwater nitrate variability in Nebraska

Tackling Nitrates in Groundwater May 9, 2019

Why does groundwater nitrate vary so much across Nebraska and what has research found about how manure reduces nitrate losses to water. These topics are among recent articles featured here and on Nebraska Extension's Water.unl.edu.

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Water Seminars to Focus on State's NRDs and Waterways January 7, 2019

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's third annual Water Seminar Series opens Jan. 16 with a free lecture by Jeff Fassett, director of Nebraska's Department of Natural Resources.

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Distribution of the 1-square-kilometer cells where irrigated land in 2012 exceeded 50 percent of the cell area (blue-green dots) in Nebraska. Pink corresponds to declining annual, while yellow corresponds to declining irrigation-season (May-July) precipitation rates over the 1979-2015 period. The brownish color marks their spatial overlap.

Research Shows Large-Scale Irrigation Reduces Local Precipitation February 28, 2018

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher has shown that widespread irrigation has resulted in a net moisture loss in Nebraska, a finding that could have worldwide water conservation implications if substantiated by further research.

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Pathfinder Dam
Figure 1. Pathfinder dam and reservoir on the North Platte River in central Wyoming. One of three major reservoirs for irrigation water storage and flood control for agricultural operations along the North Platte River in eastern Wyoming and the Panhandle of Nebraska. (Photo by Gary Stone)

North Platte River Surface Irrigation Projects and Power Generation January 8, 2018

An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics on water resources for surface irrigation in the Platte River Valley.

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Economics of Variable Frequency Drives for Irrigation Pumps January 8, 2018

An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics summarizes research to evaluate variable frequency drives (VFDs) on center pivots and the most effective placement of the pressure sensor.

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Snowy Moutain Range in Wyoming
Figure 1. Old Main peak in the Snowy Mountain range in south-central Wyoming. (Photos by Gary Stone)

North Platte River Basin Water Update June 1, 2017

After good precipitation over the winter and spring, most of the reservoirs in the North Platte River basin in Wyoming are at or near capacity with more snowmelt/runoff still expected.

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