Smart Drainage System®

For over 40 years, Agri Drain has provided products and services to increase farm profitability while improving and protecting our valuable natural resources. Our water management products are used for in-field and edge-of-field agronomic and conservation practices such as drainage water management, sub-irrigation, saturated buffers, bio-reactors, tile outlet terraces, ponds and wetlands to conserve and improve water quality, increase yields and reduce soil erosion.

Agri Drain’s Smart Drainage System® gives users the ability to manage their drainage system, ensuring the proper moisture level for maximum yield, while reducing nutrient loss and risks associated with drought or excessive moisture.

Automatic Smart Drainage System®

Programmable Smart Drainage System
Incorporating a slide gate valve and locally programmable controller with Agri Drain’s Inline Water Level Control StructureTM gives users the ability to program their system on-site to open and close a valve to drain or retain water in a surface or sub-surface system on a pre-set schedule.

Remote Control Smart Drainage System
Incorporating a slide gate valve and remotely accessible controller equipped with a modem for cellular communications with Agri Drain’s Inline Water Level Control StructureTM gives users the ability to remotely access their system with an online device (cell phone, tablet, laptop) to open and close a valve to drain or retain water in a surface or sub-surface system on demand.

Remote Control Programmable Smart Drainage System
Incorporating a slide gate valve and an automatic, remotely accessible controller equipped with a modem for cellular communications with Agri Drain’s Inline Water Level Control StructureTM gives users the ability to remotely access their system with an online device (cell phone, tablet, laptop) to establish operating schedules based on date or water level to drain or retain water in a surface or sub-surface system.
 

Options for remote control and automatic systems: valve position, rainfall, soil moisture, flow measurement, battery level, water level, flow volume, and pump control.

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Automatic Smart Drainage System® Flyer
Article in Business Record's innovationIOWA Magazine: Agri Drain, Providing Common Sense Solutions to Complex Agricultural and Environmental Issues  

Research Shows Yield Increase

“The effect of controlled drainage on crop yields was strongly dependent on management. Average response was a potential 10% increase in yields when controlled drainage is effectively managed.”
- R. Wayne Skaggs, North Carolina State University

US Patent No. 6,715,508 B2
US Patent No. 6,786,234 B2
Canadian Patent No. 2,403,456
Canadian Patent No. 2,466,976