Experimental Drainage Plots                

  The Experimental Drainage Field at the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center (SEPAC) was initiated in 1983 by researchers     in Purdue's Departments of Agronomy and Agricultural & Biological Engineering.

  The original goal of the project was to evaluate the effectiveness of modern subsurface drainage practices on both    soil drainage and crop yield, on a soil that was traditionally not subsurface- ("tile-") drained. Additional goals    were added time and included study of nitrate and pesticide leaching into drain water as well as impacts of drainage and        agronomic management practices on soil quality.


Funding: Purdue Ag. Research Programs; USDA-NIFA Hatch project 87887

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