Bulletin E3451
Why Do Subsurface Drainage Systems Underperform?


August 1, 2023 - <ghane@msu.edu>,

Subsurface (tile) drainage removes excess water from the soil to create good fieldwork and crop growth conditions on poorly drained soils. When properly designed, installed, and maintained, subsurface drainage systems can perform well for decades (Sands, 2022). However, many design, installation, and management considerations can lead to the under-performance of subsurface drainage systems.

To read more about this, go to the MSU Extension Drainage Website.



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