Tile drainage is a proven technology that has been widely used by farmers in crops such as edible beans, fruit and vegetables for over a hundred years. The benefits of tiling are being embraced by grain, soy and canola growers across Western Canada.
A tile drainage system optimizes the water table for sustainable crop production on your land. It promotes full, deep root growth and balances mineral, water and oxygen levels in the soil in wet and dry years. A tiled field will restore ideal salinity levels. You’ll also see benefits in decreased sediment run-off and reduced phosphorus and potassium loss.
Results are seen in the first year of installation, with the soil being optimized 3-4 years after. Grower groups have encouraged farmers to consider the benefits of tile drainage in terms of increasing yields, managing risk and increasing land values. Provincial governments across Western Canada are also endorsing the benefits of tile drainage to a wider range of farmers because of the benefits better water management plays in stewardship.