UK Grain Research Focuses on Water

Of the past three growing seasons, two of them have had to deal with substantial droughts. Agronomists at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture are working with local producers to find solutions for adequate soil moisture. A certain project that tests feasibility of controlled drainage structures in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, is trying to grow larger yields of corn and the main contributor to that success is the drainage structure. Drainage times are very common throughout the western portion of Kentucky for the wet winters. They help keep the ground saturated into the spring months.

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