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Management practises and environmental effects of agricultural drainage in Lithuania
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 2016 10th International Drainage Symposium Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Minneapolis, Minnesota .(doi:10.13031/IDS.20162513379)
Authors: Arvydas Povilaitis
Keywords: Agricultural drainage, environmental effects, Lithuania.
Therefore, a review is presented of the results from various investigations and research studies conducted in Lithuania that have reported diverse aspects of the development of agricultural drainage, as well as its environmental impacts on local hydrology and nutrient losses in the soil. The effect of various measures (i.e. lime filter drainage, controlled drainage and woodchip denitrification bioreactors) aiming to reduce nutrient losses via drainage is presented. Temporal changes in drainage runoff over the last four decades along with projected effect of climate change on nutrient fluxes via drainage are also discussed.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)