Print

Eleven Benefits of Drainage

(Information courtesy of the Ohio State University and the U.S.D.A)

 

Wheat 76%
Barley

72%

Peas 62%
Beans 57%
Oats 53%
Hay 51%
Mixed Grain 47%
Alfalfa 42%
Sweet Corn 36%
Grain Corn 34%
Soybeans 29%
Subar Beets 28%
Silage Corn

34%

 

 

Increased Yield

Yield - Bushels/Acre

Crop Undrained Drained % Increase
Winter Wheat 44 61 39
Spring Wheat 36 58 61
Corn 75 101 35
Soybeans 30 37 23
Source: Handbook of Drainage Principals
Ontario Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Rural Affairs
gov.on.ca/omafra