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Economic Factors of Drainage Related to Corn Production

Economic Factors of Drainage Related to Corn Production

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This publication discusses the likely effects of drainage improvements, the yield value of those improvements, the factors determining the economics of drainage, and how to calculate returns to a drainage investment. Tables are included listing the corn yields with various drainage systems on Toledo Silty clay soil in North Central Ohio, corn yields with drainage improvements and irrigation on a claypan soil in South Central Illinois, example approximate-analysis calculations of benefits and costs of installing tile drainage, and after-tax rate of return for a $500-per-acre drainage improvement investment with $40 to $140 net return per acre and 0% to 100% financing.




B.H Nolte; Duvick, R.D.;