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Virginia amps up collaborative effort to protect Chesapeake Bay, distribute funding

Virginia farmers are encouraged to access funding support from the Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost-Share Program to improve conservation efforts.

Indiana Farm Bureau seminar on drainage regulation to be held virtually

Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Drainage School will be held virtually on August 26 with a focus on understanding laws and regulations impacting drainage decisions in Indiana.

Purdue Agronomy professor reflects on 35-year drainage research project

The 35-year study’s key takeaways show that installation of tile drainage is a good long-term investment in the field that improves timeliness of fieldwork by 1 to 15 days, corn yields, cover crop growth and drainage enables other conservation practices to work better.
Tile 2020 Highlight Reel 
Keith Jaques

This week’s pick: A lil’ detour

Share your #tile20 views with Drainage Contractor this season! Throughout the summer months, we will highlight one photo in each newsletter that shows drainage contractors in action. To share your photos, tag us on Twitter @DrainageContMag or message us on Facebook at DrainageContractor.

This week’s pick is from Keith Jaques with Jaques Farm Drainage, who had to trek through 1000 feet of bush to get to a job site!

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Narrower spacing

Southern Ontario’s clay-based soils are some of Canada’s most productive – and expensive – farming acres. The vast majority of these acres are tile drained: a necessity in the heavy, compacted, slow-to-drain soil. But, are the acres tile drained at a spacing that allows maximum crop productivity? » Read more...