Farm Tiling & Drainage Systems
Subsurface drainage system installation, often called “tiling,” is a process used to help remove excess water from plots of land. Unsure how tile drainage systems can be beneficial to land used for agricultural purposes? We have details about how this water removal solution can help condition land for ideal farming conditions in Kansas, Missouri and the entire Midwest.
Why Tile Drainage Matters
Just as too little of a water supply can be detrimental to farming efforts, too much water can have the same effect. Most crops do not grow well in saturated conditions, but by installing drain tile, the water table is effectively lowered. The lack of water saturation allows oxygen to exist in the soil around the roots and promotes a proper balance between water, oxygen and soil. This causes the plant to develop its root system early on in preparation for when it needs to reach down in search of moisture and nutrients as the plant is maturing later in the season. Because the timing of planting is crucial to the potential yield, another advantage of tile is the ability to get in the field to plant much sooner than non-drained ground. That said, tile drainage systems play a crucial role in farmers’ ability to produce higher and more consistent yields year after year.
How We Can Help
Effective drainage systems require precise installation. In an effort to achieve this, our experts use GPS technology developed by industry leader AGPS to complete a topographical survey that collects data used for the creation of your system’s design. With access to more accurate information, we can customize the design of your drainage system to your specific needs. The result? Land designed to withstand heavy machinery needed for farming and that promotes healthy root development in crops.
Be Ready to Install Your Tile by Fall 2014
For more information about our drainage systems and tiling services, contact us at (660) 386-4720.
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