Using denitrification bioreactors and phosphate adsorption media to remove nutrients from agricultural subsurface drainage
Sustainable Production
Abiotic stressField management SustainabilityWater supply
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Laurent Ahiablame, South Dakota State University
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Brief Project Summary:

The project will demonstrate the utility of using woodchip denitrification bioreactors and phosphorus adsorption beds as a conservation drainage practice to remove nitrate-nitrogen and phosphorus from tile-drained water. The team will evaluate performance of the installations, track installation costs and estimate the cost per pound nitrate-nitrogen and phosphorus removed. The research will provide science-based information for producers, policymakers and the public to make informed decisions about drainage. The installation and results will be incorporated into Extension programming and other outreach activities and released through a variety of outlets to maximize the benefits to the producers.

Key Benefactors:
farmers, agronomists, engineers, ag retailers, extension specialists

Information And Results
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Final Project Results

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.