Beneficial practices for soil and water quality, excess water management and drought resiliency in an undulating soil landscape in southwestern Manitoba

Key Result

This project aims to better understand the performance and trade-offs associated with tile drainage in undulating landscapes of Manitoba, including an evaluation of costs and benefits.

Project Summary


Tile drainage is an emerging practice in areas of Manitoba, as growers look for ways to reduce soil and climatic limitations to annual crop production. The establishment of the demonstration site for this project will help guide industry and producers in this investment through the implementation of effective improvements to achieve management objectives.

The main objective is the identification and evaluation of water management strategies and practices for improved crop productivity and sustainability, specifically those that reduce nitrogen, phosphorus and salt export from a tile drained field for improved sustainability, and reduce excess water and improve drought resiliency for improved productivity.