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Farmers are measuring the positive benefits of their conservation practices
Testing the quality of water as it leaves a farm field helps farmers and the USDA understand which conservation practices work best at preventing sediment and nutrient runoff. Farmers in several...
Pump water with the wind
There are lots of old windmills dotting the rural landscape. The metal towers and fan blades were used long ago by farmers to pump water from their wells. Phil Gehman with Great Plains Windmill...
How you can be more efficient when watering your lawn and garden in hot, dry conditions.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), total daily household water use in the United States is approximately 29 billion gallons of water. About 9 billion gallons, or 30...
Reduce indoor water use in the kitchen, laundry room and bathroom with these helpful tips.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a typical household uses approximately 260 gallons of water every day. Here are some ways that you can save water at home this...
Using switchgrass to produce biofuel is one way to decrease dependence on oil, but growing it and making it profitable is complicated.
Switchgrass is an excellent candidate for biofuel production. It is an adaptable plant that can grow on millions of acres of U.S. lands that cannot support crop or food production. It is also a...
Learn how to manage your cow herd this summer and what you can do to prevent heat stress.
Get your lawn off to the right start with tips from the pros.
Fill in those thin spots
I have a pretty expansive yard, and it seems there is always a spot or two where the turf looks a little thin. The best time to overseed a cool season lawn is in the fall, but sometimes you need to...
Dams and gnawing teeth can cause a lot of damage.
I heard about a guy in Minnesota who planted a grove of new trees on his acreage. He went out on his porch one morning to drink his coffee and found all the trees had been cut down by beavers...
Soil performs physical, biological and chemical cleaning of water.