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Purdue's Two-Stage Ditch: What we've learned so far about what to plant and impact on nutrients

Purdue's Two-Stage Ditch

Aired: May 7, 2014 from noon to 1pm Eastern

A two-stage ditch installed at Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center near Lafayette in September 2012 is beginning to show impacts.  We will describe the design and installation of the ditch as well as the research that is being conducted on the ditch performance. Our research questions include comparing different plants on the benches of two-stage ditches, determining the ditch impacts on nutrient loads, and assessing its effect on fish, and preliminary results will be presented. 


Meet the Presenters:

Jane Frankenberger, Agricultural Engineer, Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University

Laura C. Bowling, Watershed Hydrologist, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University

Andi Hodaj, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University


Presentation slides (in pdf)
Frankengerber, Bowling, and Hodaj

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