The economics of grain production has created a greater interest among growers to consider installing additional drain tile on agricultural lands.
While the practice of installing drain tile has come a long way since installation by hand of hardened clay tiles, the science of tiling continues to evolve today utilizing new technologies.
The seminar will cover a wide spectrum of drainage subjects from installation principles to understanding drain tile water outflow and strategies for improving drain tile water quality.
Subjects will include engineering principals of sub-surface drainage systems, the permitting and approval process for field drainage and wetland projects, research results on drain tile water quality, and BMPs that help protect the quality of drain tile water quality.
Presenters include: John Panuska, UW Biological Systems engineer; Amanda Mink, DNR; Mike Patin, NRCS – Sheboygan, Ozaukee and Washington counties; and Mike Ballweg, UW-Extension Sheboygan County.
The seminar will be held Sep 22 at Sunrise Acres, N2560 Mill Road in Waldo, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $5. For registration information, visit http://sheboygan. uwex.edu, call the Sheboygan County UWExtension Office at 920- 459-5904 or email Michael.Ballweg@ces.u wex.edu.