Quantifying Hydrologic Impacts of Drainage Under Corn Production Systems in the Upper Midwest

This research uses a combination of field research and modeling, to quantify the water balances of corn production systems, with and without the presence of subsurface drainage. Understanding the hydrologic response of drainage and crop water consumption at both the field and watershed scale will help corn growers be economically competitive while also informing development of tools and management approaches that can minimize their environmental impact.

Project Staff: 

Jeffrey Strock, Brent Dalzell, Joe Magner, Laurent Ahiablame, Axel Garcia y Garcia, Todd Trooien, and Lu Zhang