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… 
Phosphorus dynamics in agricultural drainage ditches: An influence of landscape properties
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Study on nitrogen removal from rice paddy field drainage by interaction of plant species and hydraulic conditions in eco-ditches
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Effectiveness of Vegetated Drainage Ditches for Domestic Sewage Effluent Mitigation
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Controlled versus Conventional Drainage Effects on Water Quality
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Nutrient mitigation capacity in Mississippi Delta, USA drainage ditches.
Innovative uses of vegetated drainage ditches for reducing agricultural runoff.
  • C. M. Cooper, M. T. Moore, F. D. Shields
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
    Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
  • 2004
The role vegetation plays in the mitigation of pesticides, and that ditches are an indispensable component of the agricultural production landscape are validated.
Agricultural drainage ditches mitigate phosphorus loads as a function of hydrological variability.
The P mitigation capacity of agricultural drainage ditches under no-till cotton was determined for natural and variable rainfall conditions in north Mississippi and exhibited a fair potential for P mitigation.
Evaluating agricultural best management practices in tile-drained subwatersheds of the Mackinaw River, Illinois.
Results suggest that the BMPs established during this study were not adequate to override nutrient export from subsurface drainage tiles and the need to measure conservation outcomes and not just implementation rates of conservation practices is emphasized.
Seasonal and Interspecific Nutrient Mitigation Comparisons of Three Emergent Aquatic Macrophytes
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to measure both summer and winter nutrient mitigation efficiencies of three aquatic plants found in agricultural drainage ditches in the lower Mississippi River
Hydrological variability and agricultural drainage ditch inorganic nitrogen reduction capacity.
Long-term sampling incorporating data on application and loss of fertilizers and farm management will provide critical information for farmers and scientists on the potential of economic gains and downstream ecosystem eutrophication, respectively.
Effectiveness of Constructed Wetlands in Reducing Nitrogen and Phosphorus Export from Agricultural Tile Drainage
Much of the nonpoint N and P entering surface waters of the Midwest is from agriculture. We determined if constructed wetlands could be used to reduce nonpoint N and P exports from agricultural tile