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Do roots of conservation plantings plug drainage tile?


October 20, 2017
By Wallaces Farmer

An Iowa State University research project has found that prairies, known for an abundance of deep roots, don’t interfere with tile drainage systems running under them.

Perforated tile are buried under cropland to remove excess water detrimental to crop production. Farmers and landowners considering installing strips of prairie plants in their fields often ask about the possibility of roots growing into tile lines. READ MORE 


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