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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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Veldkamp Drainage

ADI Partners with Veldkamp Drainage

ADI and Veldkamp Drainage are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to bring modern pattern tiling to the Platte River Valley in Nebraska. This exciting new relationship joins two family owned and operated drainage companies who are both dedicated to providing high-quality, comprehensive drainage solutions. Veldkamp Drainage owner, David Veldkamp, will serve as the local […]

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Spend Less to Make More

When it comes to farm investments, tiling is really in a class of its own. Installing a drainage system is one of the only ways to increase yields without adding additional expenses to your operation. While buying new or updated equipment is often necessary for timely field operations and purchasing additional ground may be needed […]

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Science Behind the System: Planting a Month Earlier?

What do you think it would do for your yields if you could plant three days earlier? What about 30 days earlier? Having properly drained ground can put you ahead of the game in both the spring and the fall – setting you up for the best yield potential. According to Certified Crop Advisor Isaac […]

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Embracing 21st Century Technology

Some people like to try the latest technology. For Herb Sievers it started with disc brakes on trailers back in 1979 and it has been going strong ever since. These days, Sievers is taking advantage of one of the newest tools in system drainage – the ADI Super 600-D with Dual Force Technology. What is […]

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ADI Participates in Farm Futures Xchange

ADI participated in an exclusive program called Farm Futures Xchange (FFX) in January. Brad Henry and Lyle Bollin participated in the prearranged meetings with agricultural producers seeking high-level information and solutions for their farming operations. A select group of about 20 companies are involved in FFX including seed, equipment and chemical businesses. ADI is the […]

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“This farm can’t be drained!”

Drainage Opportunities with Lift Stations No gravity outlet available? No problem. An effective drainage system can still be installed using a project specific lift station outlet delivered by Ag Drainage Inc. Also known as pump stations, the structures provide the “lift” needed to get drained water from the elevation of the main tile up to […]

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Wet Fall = Tough Spring

Bob Kassing, owner of Kassing Farms in West Central Illinois, learned decades ago the advantages of drainage tile. You would be hard-pressed to find a field in the operation that isn’t tiled to some degree. Within the last five years the Kassing family – a corn, soybean and cattle operation – began to embrace the […]

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Science Behind the System: Is Your Corn Suffocating?

When most people think of a corn plant, they think of the portion they can see – the part above ground – but did you know below ground growth on a corn plant is about equal to its above ground growth? As one leading agronomist would tell you, it’s often what’s going on below the […]

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