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ADI Completes 900 Acre System in South Carolina

One of the largest contiguous farm drainage projects to be completed in the United States was installed by Ag Drainage Inc. (ADI). Located in Marion County, South Carolina, the more than 900 acre farm is now easier to plant, manage and harvest.   Installing a complete subsurface drainage system meant the elimination of countless, excessive […]

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Grant Helps ADI Train Workers & Improve Safety

Ag Drainage Inc. (ADI) has established a training system at its Golden, Illinois facility thanks to a grant from the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois. The funding allows ADI to improve current workers skills, streamline processes and add extra safety training. Training sessions are being conducted by John Wood Community College and the Illinois […]

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Farm Drainage Field Day in Nebraska

August 10 | 9:00am – 2:00pm Farmers will have a unique opportunity to see the world’s only Dual Force Technology drainage plow in person Wednesday, August 10. Veldkamp Drainage is hosting a farm drainage field day on Highway 30 and County Road 17 just west of Rogers. Dual Force Technology is a unique method of simultaneously installing […]

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Evolution of Plastic Drainage Tile

When the manufacturing of plastic drainage tile began in the late 1960s, the process was a little different than today’s standards. One of the primary differences was the method used to select and test raw materials. Pipe made with “virgin” resin was the only product available at the time. The tightly specified blends of reprocessed […]

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Farm Drainage Management Workshops in Nebraska

Veldkamp Drainage is hosting three Farm Drainage Management Workshops in Nebraska in January. Fremont, NE January 26, 2016 at 10:00am Holiday Inn 2415 North Lincoln Ave Columbus, NE January 27, 2016 at 10:00am Ramada Inn 265 33rd Ave York, NE January 28, 2016 at 10:00am Chances “R” Restaurant 124 W 5th St. These workshops give […]

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Good Isn’t Good Enough

Splitting laterals that were originally placed too far apart at 60’ to 100’ spacings is old news. It’s been going on for decades. By 2002, ADI had already split 95% of the systems they had installed in the early 1980s. These necessary improvements often took projects down to 30’ and 40’ spacings. The latest evolution […]

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A Day in the Field with Jarod Parkhill

Especially this time of year, if you want to talk to Jarod Parkhill you almost have to head out to the field. Jarod is a crew leader and plow operator for ADI. “We’re working at full speed right now and will be through spring planting,” Jarod said without stopping what he was doing. “Sometimes as […]

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Dual Force Technology: Leveling the Playing Field Like Never Before

In the early 1990s, ADI changed the way we did business – abandoning wide spacings for pattern tiling in favor of narrower spacings to better manage the watertable. We also lowered our prices while providing our customers a better product with a quicker return on investment. Add in our commitment to timely installation, and this […]

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Science Behind the System: Managing Soil Fertility After System Drainage

For well over a decade Kelly Nelson has been conducting drain tile research in Northeast Missouri. When he started with the University of Missouri back in 2000, farmers that served on the advisory board were primarily interested in how subsurface drainage worked in claypan soils and how putting water back through those systems impacted production. […]

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Our Legacy of Innovation

Since Don Colclasure founded ADI in 1982, he and his family have been pushing the boundaries of system drainage. ADI was a leader in introducing self-propelled drainage plows to the Midwest – making pattern tiling installation more efficient and affordable for the grower. Then using decades of experience, Don created his own custom-designed ADI Super […]

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