Site Summary

Farm Type: Cash crop

Crop: Corn, soybeans, winter wheat

Landscape: Nearly level

Soil Type: Clay loam till

BMP treatment: Controlled tile drainage vs no controlled tile drainage

Monitoring: Surface and subsurface runoff

This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of controlled drainage at reducing nutrient losses compared to conventional drainage. The 32-acre field is split into 12 acres of controlled drainage and 20 acres conventional drainage. Monitoring at this site has been ongoing by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada since 2015.

Controlled Tile Drainage Resources
Controlled Drain Project - UTRCA