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Check it out: Demonstrating best drainage practices on the farm


July 5, 2021


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Photo by Upper Thames River Conservation Authority.

Sometimes, the best way to learn is by doing.

Upon the receipt of funding from the Government of Canada, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UCTRA) established the Thorndale Demonstration Farm, a 58-acre property that is being used to help test and demonstrate best practices. The main purpose is to transfer the knowledge to the local agricultural community.

One of the goals with the farm, says the UTRCA, is to demonstrate best practices for soil health and improving rural water quality. As a result, contractors began working on tile drainage at the farm in order to showcase control drainage.

To see the site on which the farm is operating and learn more about its mission, view the video below:

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The project has been supported by many bodies including the Government of Canada through the federal Department of Environment and Climate Change, and OMAFRA, as well as ADS Canada, Agri Drain Corporation, Bluewater Pipe Inc and McCutcheon Farm Drainage. Other supporters include LICO, Middlesex Federation of Agriculture; and Middlesex Soil and Crop Improvement Association.