Nutrient Mitigation Efficiency in Agricultural Drainage Ditches: An Influence of Landscape Management

  title={Nutrient Mitigation Efficiency in Agricultural Drainage Ditches: An Influence of Landscape Management},
  author={Oluwayinka Iseyemi and Jerry L. Farris and Matthew Truman Moore and Seo-eun Choi},
  journal={Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
Drainage systems are integral parts of agricultural landscapes and have the ability to intercept nutrient loading from runoff to surface water. This study investigated nutrient removal efficiency within replicated experimental agricultural drainage ditches during a simulated summer runoff event. Study objectives were to examine the influence of routine mowing of vegetated ditches on nutrient mitigation and to assess spatial transformation of nutrients along ditch length. Both mowed and unmowed… 
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  • C. M. CooperM. T. Moore F. D. Shields
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
    Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
  • 2004
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