Edge-of-field research project:
We are investigating the effectiveness of conservation drainage practices to reduce nutrient loss from subsurface-drained farms. Our project consists of three on-farm experimental sites in the River Raisin watershed that includes two sites with controlled drainage and one site with a saturated buffer. We are monitoring nitrate, total phosphorus and dissolved reactive phosphorus in drainage water.
Project sponsors are
Location of the three on-farm sites in Michigan: