Agri Drain's Smart Drainage System®

posted 2/27/2024

We are focused on developing innovative products to take traditional gravity flow drainage to the next level. One of these products includes Agri Drain’s Smart Drainage System®. This cellular/cloud-based system gives users the ability to monitor and manage their drainage systems remotely, ensuring proper moisture level for maximum yield, while reducing nutrient loss and risks associated with drought or excessive moisture.

This video illustrates an in-field practice called “drainage water management”. Water is shown flowing into tile laterals which is directed down to the tile main. Water then flows through the main and into Agri Drain’s Smart Drainage System®, which is located near your outlet. The collected water raises up inside of the structure and is then held to your desired level. Water is released only as needed, through a valve that is located within the structure itself. The valve opens and closes on demand or automatically based on your established set-points and timers, which are specific to your drainage system.

The Smart Drainage System® can also be coupled with sub-irrigation, giving the ability to reverse the drainage process by adding water back into the system, allowing water to flow back out away from your tile, providing supplemental irrigation to crops during times of water deficit.