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Current Projects and Updates

Establishing a paired watershed to prepare for conservation practice assessment. 2020.

Multipurpose drainage best management practices at Faribault County Ditch 62. 2020. Story map cascade by the Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District:


News Clips and Videos

The Minnesota Corn Podcast: Monitoring water flow, quality in adjacent southern Minnesota watersheds. Aired 9/28/2021. (MN Corn Podcast)

MN Corn Growers' Association; update on measuring the impact of conservation strategies on water quality by comparing two neighboring watersheds. Aired 9/16/2022. (MNCGA update)

Corn Matters radio segment; an update on measuring nitrate losses in an agricultural watershed. Aired 9/14/2021. (Corn Matters

University of Minnesota – Department of Soil, Water, and Climate website article, 2018: Nature’s Filter. (UMN_news)

Pioneer Public TV Documentary, 2017: Plunging through the ice to clear water. Broadcast 9 April 2017, segment begins at 20:35. (PioneerTV_documentary)

University of Minnesota video, 2016: Field-scale bioreactors for the remediation of agricultural runoff (UMN_video

Agricultural Utilization Resource Institute video, 2014: Bioreactors – Farmers seeking water quality solutions (AURI_news)


External News Articles and Blog Posts

Lemke, D. One Step Closer: Bioreactor Research Improves Process, Shortens Time. 2020. (AURI)

Eisenthal, J. Watersheds provide opportunity to compare conservation techniques. 2020. (MN Corn Grower's Association

CSA News feature based on ASA International Annual Meeting symposium organized by Dr. Feyereisen, 2017: Hmielski, T. Capturing Excess Nutrients from Waterways. CSA News, Vol. 62(3):14-17. 2017. (Agronomy_news

Gorans Discovery Farm 7- part blog series, 2017. (Ag Water Exchange)



Project Final Reports

Optimization of Denitrifying Bioreactor Performance with Agricultural Residue-based Filter Media. 2018.

Optimizing Woodchip Bioreactors to Treat Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Subsurface Drainage Water. 2018.

Nutrient Removal in Agricultural Drainage Ditches. 2017.