Tile Drainage Field Day iCal

Monday, August 6 2012 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how to get rid of the wet spots on your farm? Are there locations in fields that you avoid planting every year? Cornell University Cooperative Extension and Yates County Soil & Water Conservation District are planning a Tile Drainage Field Day August 10 from 9 am to 2 pm. Registration begins at 8:30. The field day takes place at Lilyea Farms, 1320 Pre-Emption Rd, Penn Yan.
 The event will provide an overview that is applicable for all crops. Highlights of the day will include Carol MacNeil, Cornell Vegetable Program, covering the soil health benefits of tile (subsurface) drainage. Tom Eskildsen with Yates County Soil & Water Conservation district will talk about installation, proper depth and placement. Economics of both traditional and tile plow installation will be covered by John Hanchar, NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team. After lunch will be equipment demonstrations.
 Lunch will be provided, but please register to reserve yours by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension at 315.536.5123 by August 6. Please bring your own chair! The event is sponsored by Himrod Farm Supply and Hudson Pipes & Pumps.

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