Believe it or not, fields like anything else, require continued maintenance every year. Each Fall we try to put in drain tile so excessive ground water can be carried out of the field and keep it from getting swampy. By not having these mud holes in the spring when we are trying to seed can speed up the time frame of getting the crop planted sometimes by a week or more. Timing is everything when it comes to getting the crop in the ground.
Here are pictures and videos of the actual process for putting in the tile. On this particular field, it is rented ground and we are incurring the expense of putting in the tile. We own this tiler so this helps bring the cost down by not having to hire a company to do this task. Some landlords will pay for the upgrade, some will not, so we feel incurring the cost of this project is worthwhile. By installing tile it will improve the ground and allows for better crop yields and of course, this makes the landlord happy (so come lease renewal time, they are willing to renew the leases).
|The roles of tile on the trailer|
|Jay & Cody unrolling the tile|
|Tile being laid in the ground|
|Tile being laid in the field, this is a labor intensive process|