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Dakota Access Funds Research of Pipeline Construction Effects on Farmland

Iowa State University will conduct a five-year research project that will study the impact of pipeline construction on crop production and soil compaction. Researchers began collecting initial data last fall on university-owned farmland near Ames on an approximately two-acre site following construction activities for the Dakota Access Pipeline. The overall goal of the project is to quantify the impact of construction utilities equipment, field traffic and deep tillage on crop yield and soil compaction. “The pipeline installation is an opportunity for field-based research that investigates the impact of utility construction and restoration practices on farmland, especially […]