Subsurface drainage, commonly known as ag tile systems, is an important part of farming systems in Iowa.
An upcoming March 13th class will cover drainage basics, benefits of drainage and subsurface irrigation; planning a project including tile sizing, drainage design and installation methods and the economics of tiling and rental agreements including a presentation on how to get tiling done when the landlord won’t pay.
“While drainage systems are important and many times essential for crop production, we need to understand the water quality effects of subsurface drainage and methods to minimize potential consequences on downstream water bodies” said Matt Helmers, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach agricultural engineer
This program will be offered on March 13th at the Oakville Community Center located at the corner of 2nd and Cedar in Oakville in the same building as City Hall. The class beings at 1pm and is expected to adjourn by 3:30pm.
While the class is free, pre-registration is requested to assure we have the correct number of materials.
Call the Louisa County Extension Office to register at 319.523.2371 x200 or email Kathy Vance at firstname.lastname@example.org.