Last fall, many producers established grassed waterways on their land. However, an early, cold winter and the wet spring have contributed to the failure of seed germination and grass establishment in new waterways. To compound these problems, snow melt and spring rains have lead to severe erosion within some of these waterways. Before gearing up for planting, take an inventory of your waterways--old and new--to be certain that they are ready and functioning as designed.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi and Tidman, Michael J., "How did your waterways fare this spring?" (2001). Integrated Crop Management News. 2007.
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