Drain tiles in farming – friend or foe?

By Field Work
23rd August 2019
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Drain tiles dry out and warm up fields, boost productivity, and extend growing seasons, which can make them important economically. But they can also have negative effects on water quality.

Zach and Mitchell explore the benefits and downsides of drain tile with Rodney Rulon, an Indiana farmer, and Matt Helmers, the director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University, and discuss how to offset some of those negative effects within the farm’s system.

Thumbnail Photo by Inge Maria on Unsplash