Tile Drainage Field Day 2022

Thursday, Aug 25, 2022
at 13000 Bird Lake Rd., Camden, MI 49232

Linking Soil Health, Nutrient Management, and Water Management for Improved Water Quality


Event runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. FREE lunch.

Field demonstration includes:

  • Saturated buffer installation
  • Installation of a water control structure
  • Demonstration of Water-Gate valve

Speaker session include:

  • Soil health, Cover crops
  • Nutrient placement
  • Saturated buffer
  • Controlled drainage


CCA Credits available for
1- Soil and Water Management 3.5 CEU 
2- Nutrient Management 1.5 CEU

Speaker Sessions




8 — 9 a.m.

Check-in/Registration. Receive lunch ticket.


9 — 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Ehsan Ghane, MSU

9:15 — 10 a.m.

Soil Health

Learn about the practices that benefit soil health and reduce phosphorus loss (Soil testing, cover crops, no-till)

Christina Curell, MSU

Paul Gross, MSU

10:15 — 10:45 a.m.

Nutrient Placement and Variable-Rate Technology

Learn how to improve yields and reduce phosphorus loss

Monica Jean, MSU

11 — 11:45 a.m.

Saturated Buffers and Controlled Drainage

Learn about crop yield and water-quality benefits

Dr. Ehsan Ghane

11:45 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.

Free Lunch


1 — 3:30 p.m.

Live Field Demonstration of Saturated Buffer Installation with a Tile Plow

Will Word, MLICA

3:30 p.m.




Registration for Tile Drainage Field Day is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 19, 2022.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For additional information contact Ehsan Ghane at 517-353-4458 or ghane@msu.edu.