Science Club: Tile Drain Nutrient Flow Concepts
Nutrient Loss through Tile Drains
- Interpreting Nitrate Concentration in Tile Drainage Water (AY 318-W, 8 pages, pdf) provides general guidelines for interpreting measured NO3-N concentrations in drainflow samples collected through monitoring programs, and describes the most important factors influencing drainflow NO3-N concentrations.
- Drainage Water Management for the Midwest (WQ-44, 8 pages, pdf) This publication answers 27 frequently asked questions about drainage water management for Midwest corn and soybean cropping systems. Drainage water management is one strategy to reduce the nitrate loads in drainage water while maintaining adequate drainage for crop production.
- Preferential Flow (vs. Matrix Flow) Extension and Education Module
(online extension module - Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Soil and Water Lab, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering)
- Tile Drains a Major Path for Phosphorus Loss
(American Society of Agronomy website article, Madeline Fisher, October 03, 2014)
- Tile Drains: Exploration of Best Management Practices and Remediation Techniques
(University Of Vermont, ENSC 202 - Ecological Risk Assessment and Analysis Class Project Spring 2014 Tile_Drains_Remediation_Report.pdf)
- Cornell Environmental Inquiry Watershed Page
- USGS: Current Water Data for Michigan
- USGS: Edge of Field Sediment and Nutrient Monitoring in Genesee County
- USGS: Water Science Webpage
- Cornell Environmental Inquiry: Stormwater Runoff in Roadside Ditches