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By: Superior Windmill  09-12-2011
Keywords: Dugout Aeration

Dugout aeration study answers questions
by Stephen Madden, Alberta Agriculture, Fairview and Reynold Woelcke, PFRA, Peace River

For years there have been ongoing debates as to the most effective methods and devices for proper dugout aeration.

To answer some of these questions, PFRA staff in Peace River collected information that compares both different aeration devices and the differences between aerated and non-aerated dugouts. The three year study involved 18 dugouts located in the Falher, Alberta area, south of Peace River.

The main purpose of dugout aeration is to prevent the problem of black, smelly dugout water caused by decaying plant matter resulting from a lack of dissolved oxygen in the dugout water. PFRA studies have shown that unless a dugout is properly aerated, this problem can occur not only during winter, but also throughout the summer months [..]

Keywords: Dugout Aeration

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