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St. Johns River Water Management District accepting applications for cost-share program

Drain tile is one of the projects eligible for funding from the central Florida water district’s cost-share program. Deadline to apply is September 8.

Key to no-till success: Get field drainage right first

Two farmers who employ no-till and conservation tillage practices on their fields agree that installing drainage in wet fields is critical to their success.

Watch: ‘Drainage pays’- Executive summary of long-term research study

In a five-minute video, Eileen Kladivko, professor of agronomy at Purdue University, provides an executive summary for the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center’s long-term drainage study.
Tile 2020 Highlight Reel 
William Morfoot LTD

This week’s pick

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 William Morfoot based in Norfolk, U.K., tiling on freshly harvested fields!

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The value of tile maps

It is not unusual for farms to have a mix of newly grid-tiled fields along with fields that were pattern tiled 40 to 70 years ago. Unfortunately, GPS mapping of tile systems at the time of installation was not a widely used option until relatively recently. Using the “jigsaw puzzle” mapping method can help develop tile drainage maps for older, existing systems. » Read more...