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Multi-state study proves soybean yields increase with artificial drainage


August 18, 2020
By Brownfield Ag News

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A new multi-state study shows artificial drainage gives soybeans a yield bump. University of Wisconsin soybean specialist Shawn Conley tells Brownfield fields with artificial drainage have improved yields, whether using drain tile or surface drainage.

Conley says, “We can get as much as a 4 percent yield gain in those areas that were tile-drained vs. if they weren’t drained at all.” Conley says the data represents about 30 percent of the north-central U.S. corn and soybean acreage in a variety of soil types and environments. | READ MORE