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McAnally, W. H., Ashish, M. J., & Manning, A. J. (2021). Observations on Floc Settling Velocities in the Tamar Estuary, United Kingdom. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering. 147(5), 9. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000649. [Abstract] [Document] [Document Site]

Badon, T. B., Prince Czarnecki, J. M., Krutz, L. J., Shockley, J. M., & Baker, B. H. (2021). Cover Crop and Minimum-tillage Effects on Yield, Irrigation Water Use, and Net Returns. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. 4(2), 10. DOI:10.1002/agg2.20158.

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