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.

Automated Smart Drainage System®

Two Level Automated Smart Drainage System®
Incorporating a slide gate valve and an on-site programmable controller with Agri Drain’s Inline Water Level Control Structure™ 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 subsurface system on a pre-set schedule.

Multi-Level Remote Control Automated Smart Drainage System®
Incorporating a slide gate valve and a cellular accessible controller with Agri Drain’s Inline Water Level Control Structure™ gives users the ability to 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 subsurface system on demand.  Additional options include valve position, water level sensors, and a v-notch weir. With these additional options, the user will have the ability to control the water level based on specific set points, pre-set schedules, and flow.

Smart Drainage Site
Agri Drain’s Smart Drainage Site gives users the ability to program, monitor, and record site conditions from their cell phone, laptop, or tablet. The Smart Drainage Site allows users to send commands to open or close the valve within their structure, manage structure settings and set points, view valve status (open or closed), water level in the soil profile, flow rates, and battery level. Rain gauge, soil moisture sensors, and pump control can also be added.

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Automated 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