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Tile drainagefield dayNatalie RectorMichigan State UniversityExtension-retiredrector@msu.edu
Opportunity knocked Right place at the right time Golden opportunity Is the farmer nuts? Opening a can ofworms, locatio...
Combination of Tile drainage installation Fun stuff- kickin tires 5 vendors, on site Mains Laterals GPS Design and ...
Joint partnership Land Improvement ContractorsOrganization Farmer’s Field Extension-Educational component Local and st...
Logistics Picked a wheat field, planned tour afterharvest, August 2012 Goal: end of two days, 80 acres wouldbe drained.
Prevention
Calibration andrates, especially liquids ondrainagePhoto by MSU ANRCommunications
Slurry Seeding: adding cover cropseed directly into the manure tankand seeding while spreading manurewith a low disturbanc...
Slurry seeding
Tillage Varying degrees of tillage Salford, John Deere, Landoll and Kuhn-Kraus Soil type interaction Goal of tillage ...
Water Control Device
Photo by MSU ANRCommunicationsConstructed Bio-Reactor
Total Contained system:sub irrigate and captureback from tilesWest Sub-irrigationEast subirrigationWaste storage (Manure)W...
General management Farmer Panel Larry Geohring, Cornell Larry Brown, Ohio State University Richard Cooke, University o...
Can you think of a moredynamic system than theinteraction of soil types, soilmoistures and weather?Begin today for Awaren...
Tile drainage field day
Tile drainage field day
Tile drainage field day
Tile drainage field day
Tile drainage field day
Tile drainage field day
Tile drainage field day
Tile drainage field day
Tile drainage field day
Tile drainage field day
Tile drainage field day
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Tile drainage field day

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For more: http://www.extension.org/67686 Seeing is believing and in August, 2012 a regional field day was held in southern Michigan in conjunction with the Michigan Land Improvement Contractors and Michigan State University Extension to bridge the management practices and new technologies between tile drainage and manure management. Tile drainage contractors, farmers and agri-business had the opportunity to see sub surface drainage installation and also learn about new management technologies to assist in reducing the risks of both manure and fertilizers from reaching tile outlets and surface waters. These technologies included installation of water control devices, bark bed bio-reactors, sub-irrigation to manage dairy waste water, cover crops and tillage to disrupt soil macropoures. The field demonstrations were teamed up with educational sessions under tents. Planning and developing a field event with onsite drainage installations is a time commitment but proves very important for awareness and education on an important topic.

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Tile drainage field day

  1. 1. Don’t waitaround for rightanswers, youcan starttoday.
  2. 2. Tile drainagefield dayNatalie RectorMichigan State UniversityExtension-retiredrector@msu.edu
  3. 3. Opportunity knocked Right place at the right time Golden opportunity Is the farmer nuts? Opening a can ofworms, location in state. I really want to retire rather than do this
  4. 4. Combination of Tile drainage installation Fun stuff- kickin tires 5 vendors, on site Mains Laterals GPS Design and installationsManaging manureliquids on drainedlands.Preventative andremediation: Look at systems/goals Cover crops Slurry seeding Rate/calibration Tillage Water control devices Sub-irrigation Bio-reactor General Management Multiple applications Etc. OPTIONS
  5. 5. Joint partnership Land Improvement ContractorsOrganization Farmer’s Field Extension-Educational component Local and state support from agri-business
  6. 6. Logistics Picked a wheat field, planned tour afterharvest, August 2012 Goal: end of two days, 80 acres wouldbe drained.
  7. 7. Prevention
  8. 8. Calibration andrates, especially liquids ondrainagePhoto by MSU ANRCommunications
  9. 9. Slurry Seeding: adding cover cropseed directly into the manure tankand seeding while spreading manurewith a low disturbance tillage tool.
  10. 10. Slurry seeding
  11. 11. Tillage Varying degrees of tillage Salford, John Deere, Landoll and Kuhn-Kraus Soil type interaction Goal of tillage Liquid manure? Residue management? Break macro pores
  12. 12. Water Control Device
  13. 13. Photo by MSU ANRCommunicationsConstructed Bio-Reactor
  14. 14. Total Contained system:sub irrigate and captureback from tilesWest Sub-irrigationEast subirrigationWaste storage (Manure)Waste Storage (leachate runoff)3 chambered wetland
  15. 15. General management Farmer Panel Larry Geohring, Cornell Larry Brown, Ohio State University Richard Cooke, University of Illinois Tim Harrigan, Michigan State Universiy
  16. 16. Can you think of a moredynamic system than theinteraction of soil types, soilmoistures and weather?Begin today for Awareness Use common sense Adjust as necessary to meet the dailyneeds

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