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ISU researchers studying effects of new tile systems on state waterways and crops


October 11, 2019
By We are Iowa

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A team of researchers from Iowa State University say drainage tiles protecting crops from water runoff are starting to become worn down.

These tiles run under millions of acres of farmland and their worsening condition can impact crop production as well as the purity of Iowa’s waterways. Researchers are working on new tile systems they hope will eventually be installed in farm fields across Iowa. | READ MORE