By Tim Kowols
Approximately 14 farms in Door and Kewaunee County are a part of two different studies as a part of the UW Discovery Farms program. One project will look at tile drainage, which removes excess water from the ground below the surface and its soil health while a different study will study nitrogen use efficiency so farmers know how much is needed for its crop production. UW Discovery Farms Co-Director Eric Cooley says the farmers are hungry for the information they will be acquiring through the multi-year studies.
Cooley says they are in the process of installing the tile drainage study equipment while the nitrogen efficiency project is in year two of its study. Field days are also being planned for Peninsula Pride Farms and National Resources Conservation Service Demonstration Farms for further explanation of their work.