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Experimental Drainage Plots

SEPACThe Experimental Drainage Field at the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center (SEPAC) was initiated in 1983 by researchers in Purdue's Departments of Agronomy and Agricultural & Biological Engineering.

The original goal of the project was to evaluate the effectiveness of modern subsurface drainage practices on both soil drainage and crop yield, on a soil that was traditionally not subsurface- (“tile-”) drained.  Additional goals were added with time and included study of nitrate and pesticide leaching into drain water as well as impacts of drainage and agronomic management practices on soil quality.


For more information contact Dr. Eileen Kladivko: kladivko@purdue.edu

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