Plan Your Tiling System

November 8, 2011 10:15 PM
The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Smart Tiling Tips." You can find the article in the Farm Journal Mid-November issue.  
Use the following resources to learn more about planning a tiling system and water management.


You can learn more about agricultural drainage water management, and view a cost/benefit analysis, at the Web site of the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition.
Learn more NRCS 2011 Conservation Innovation Grants, including the grant for water quality trading.
To learn more about how subsurface drainage works, read this University of Minnesota Extension publication by Gary Sands.
Calculators for determining outlet capacity can be found at the University of Minnesota Drainage Outlet Web site.
Read about the University of Illinois information about drainage outlets. Scroll down to "Outlets for Drainage Systems."
Calculators for a drainage profitability analysis and more can be found at the Web site of Prinsco, a manufacturer of plastic pipe.
A University of Illinois profitability analysis, scroll down to "Economic Analysis."
For evidence of the federal government’s commitment to developing environmental markets for farmers, read Section 2709 of the (The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008).
Read an Ohio State University fact sheet about agricultural drainage.
For previous Farm Journal articles about drainage visit these two sites:
Many states publish drainage guides, containing a wealth of information. One of them is The Illinois Drainage Guide.
Don Hofstrand’s paper, Understanding the Economics of Tile Drainage, can be downloaded.


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