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Category Archives: Agriculture

How to Find (and Fix) a Pond Leak

Dave WrightDecember 16, 2018Agriculture Ponds & Lakes

  Do you suspect that your pond has a leak in it? Do you see seepage, marshy, or extremely green areas where they weren’t before? You might have a leak in your pond and the sooner you find and fix it, the better. Ponds are typically closed systems, which means there should never be any Read More

What Fish Should You Stock In Your Farm Pond?

Tom PerkinsOctober 10, 2018Agriculture Ponds & Lakes

  Currently there are more than two million farm ponds in the United States alone. Their popularity has several reasons, including ecological and practical ones. Farm ponds or stock tanks can provide an aquatic environment for many fish, flora, and wildlife in addition to offering a place for farmers and friends to fish for food Read More

What is an Anaerobic Lagoon?

Tom PerkinsApril 30, 2018Agriculture

  Anaerobic lagoons are highly specialized and designed lagoons that are used to hold and process animal waste, particularly that of cows and pigs. The waste from dairies and pig farms (also known as concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs) can be highly problematic if not handled correctly. Almost all livestock lagoons are anaerobic now, Read More

Interesting Facts About Canal Liners

Dave WrightSeptember 19, 2016Agriculture

Seepage is one of the factors that can lead to approximately 30 to 40 percent of irrigation water loss in canals. Applying the right irrigation canal lining should help minimize the impact of seepage. The canal lining is the impermeable layer applied at the sides and at the bed of the canal to boost its Read More

Three Easy Ways to Make Ditch Lining More Efficient

Dave WrightAugust 9, 2016Agriculture

A ditch can be an efficient and versatile system for drainage, or it can be used to aid farmers with irrigation to grow crops. Like canals, ditches must be lined to minimize soil erosion, deter weed growth on the sides, and prevent dirt from destroying and causing the structure to crumble over time. Ditch liners Read More

How Pond Liners Conserve Water

Tom PerkinsJanuary 13, 2015Agriculture Ponds & Lakes

With inclement weather and droughts throughout North America, water conservation is more important than ever. Garden ponds, watershed ponds, storage reservoirs, canals, golf courses, lakes, lagoons, and other containment systems need reliable protection from leakage in order to conserve water and protect the surrounding environment. For example, home and business owners that use ponds to Read More

Controlling Water Seepage in Ponds and Canals with Geosynthetic Liners

Tom PerkinsJanuary 13, 2015Agriculture

  Irrigation canals and ponds have been used for centuries to transport water to crops, and this concept has remained largely unchanged since its invention, save for the added technologies of waterwheels and hydraulics. Traditionally, canals used to transport water to where it is needed were lined with concrete or compacted earth. While earthen canals Read More

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