Edge-of-field research project
Project Goal: The goal of this project is to improve water quality while maintaining crop productivity.
Project Objective: The main objective of this project is to investigate the effectiveness of conservation drainage practices to reduce nutrient loss from subsurface-drained farms.
Project Method: 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 subsurface drainage discharge.
Location of the three on-farm sites in Michigan: