BENEFITS OF AGRICULTURAL DRAINAGE are primarily the removal of excess water from soils in order to do fieldwork, provide proper soil conditions for good crop growth, and protect roads and property. If soils are too wet, there are more risks of soil compaction and reduced plant growth and crop yields. The construction of drainage ditches and the installation of subsurface drainage pipe during the past 100 years have allowed large areas of the Midwest to become very productive agricultural land.
Senior Planner, Conservation Drainage
Mark.Dittrich@state.mn.us • 651-201-6482
Ag Marketing & Development Division