Drainage Field Day 2020

June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days

8815 Samaria Rd., Riga, MI 49276


Contact: Ehsan Ghane

Promoting Soil, Water and Nutrient Management in Agriculture

Event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Field demonstrations will run continuously with a short break for lunch on both days:

  • Subsurface drainage installation with tile plow
  • Installation of water control structures
  • Installation of WaterGate
  • Pond installation for drainage water recycling

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

At 8 a.m.: Check-in/Registration. Receive lunch ticket.

At 8:45 a.m.: Welcome

At 9 a.m.: Walk towards Tent 1

Talk Sessions (CCA Credits for Soil and Water Management)
Tent 1 starts at 9:15 a.m.: Dr. Sieglinde Snapp, soil health, and its impact on crop yield and water quality
Tent 1 starts at 9:40 a.m.: Vicki Morrone, cover crops, and its impact on soil, crop yield and water quality
Tent 2 starts at 10:05 a.m.: Dr. Larry Brown, conventional drainage, and its impact on water quality and crop yield
Tent 3 starts at 10:50 a.m.: Thomas Van Wagner, design of the drainage water recycling system at the field day site
Tent 4 starts at 11:10 a.m.: Dr. Kurt Steinke, nutrient management, and it's impact on crop and water quality
Tent 5 starts at 11:50 a.m.: Dr. Ehsan Ghane, Water-Gate and how it helps manage drainage water
 
Catered lunch at 12 p.m.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

At 8 a.m.: Check-in/Registration. Receive lunch ticket.

At 8:30 a.m.: Welcome

At 8:45 a.m.: Walk towards Tent 1

Talk Sessions (CCA Credits for Soil and Water Management)
Tent 1 starts at 9:15 a.m.: Dr. Dean Baas, cover crops, and its impact on soil, crop yield and water quality
Tent 2 starts at 9:45 a.m.: Dr. Kevin King, conventional Drainage, and its impact on water quality
Tent 3 starts at 10:25 a.m.: Dr. Jane Frankenberger, drainage water recycling, and its impact on water quality and crop yield
Tent 3: Thomas Van Wagner, design of the drainage water recycling system
Tent 4 starts at 11:10 a.m.: Dr. Ehsan Ghane, controlled Drainage, and its impact on water quality and crop yield
Tent 5 starts at 11:40 a.m.: Dr. Ehsan Ghane, Water-Gate and live-action demonstration of how it manages drainage water
 
Catered lunch at 12 p.m. for registered participants.

Cost: FREE

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Tags: controlled drainage, drainage water recycling, michigan state university extension, soil health, subsurface drainage, tile drainage, water quality

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