NCR207 Multi-State Research Committee:
Drainage Design and Management Practices
To Improve Water Quality
1. Evaluate the effectiveness of alternative drainage design and operational practices, to reduce nitrate-N losses from drained agricultural lands.
2. Assess the impact of various soil and crop management practices on reducing nitrate-N loadings to subsurface drains.
3. Assess the need for further research in other aspects of water quality from drained agricultural lands, including the emerging issues of pathogens and phosphorus from manure applications.
4. Develop drainage guides and other extension materials, and work with state and federal action agencies, to assist in implementation of improved design and management practices for subsurface drainage systems.
Expected Outcomes of the Multi-State Research Committee
Background on the water quality concerns that led to formation of the NCR-207 Committee, with a brief survey of published literature.
Members and Participants
Members are researchers from land-grant universities and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. List of members, affiliation, and expertise
2006-7 Chair: Dr. Gary
Secretary: Dr. Richard Cooke,
2007 Annual Meeting
1:00 pm April 17, 2007 to Noon, April 19, 2007.
2006 Annual Meeting
Date: Monday 03/27/06 to Wednesday 03/29/06
2005 Annual Meeting
Date: 08/15/05 to 08/17/05
2004 Annual Meeting
Date: 11/16/04 to 11/17/04
Web site maintained by Jane Frankenberger,
NCR207 is affiliated with the North Central Regional Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors