Drainage workshops cover innovations, law and more
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Basic drainage design, new
design information, drainage law and working with a contractor are
among the host of topics that will be addressed at the 2005 Illinois
Regional "What's New in Drainage?" workshops early next year.
regional seminars will be conducted across the state in February,
with speakers from the University of Illinois discussing a variety
of topics, including these:
Concepts," with Bill Simmons, associate professor in soil and
water management. Simmons will focus on the effects of subsurface
and surface drainage on production and the ecosystem.
"Principles of Conservation Drainage," with Richard Cooke,
associate professor in agricultural and biological engineering.
Cooke's research has focused on the effect that tile depth and
spacing has on drainage performance and the transport of nitrates.
Cook will also introduce the newly revised, Web-based "Illinois
- "Constituents of Tile Water,"
with Mike Hirschi, professor in agricultural and biological
engineering. Hirschi will discuss ways to reduce nitrogen and
phosphorous loss through drainage management.
There will also be discussions on
drainage law and new technologies, as well as a contractor's panel
that will discuss local issues and provide an installer's
perspective on drainage systems.
The seminars run from 9 a.m. to 3:30
p.m., with registration beginning at 8 a.m. A registration fee of
$25 is due one week before each meeting and includes a noon luncheon
and take-home materials.
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locations and contact information for each seminar:
2005 -- Bremer (DACC) Convention Center, Danville. Send
registrations to U of I Extension - Vermilion County, 25 East
Liberty Lane, Suite A, Danville, IL 61832. Phone (217) 442-8615.
2005 -- Center for Agriculture, Sycamore. Send registrations to U
of I Extension - DeKalb County, 1350 West Prairie Drive, Sycamore,
IL 60178. Phone (815) 758-8194.
2005 -- Ty's Buffet, Olney. Send registrations to U of I Extension
- Richland Unit, P.O. Box 130, Olney, IL 62450. Phone (618)
395-2191 or (618) 943-5018.
- Feb. 18, 2005 -- Knox Agri
Center, Galesburg. Send registrations to U of I Extension - Knox
County, 180 South Soangetaha Road, Suite 108, Galesburg, IL 61401.
Phone (309) 342-5108.
For more information, call Stanley
Solomon, U of I Extension engineering technology educator at the
East Peoria Extension Center, at (309) 694-7501, ext. 223, or e-mail
him at email@example.com. You
may also contact your local U of I Extension office.
of Illinois news release]