According to research experts, the number one factor that affects crop yield is drainage. That's above crop variety and rotation, insect problems, tilling, and fertilization and pH level of the soil. A study conducted by The Ohio State University shows subsurface drainage can increase crop up to 50%. An increase in crop production means an increase in revenue.
Drainage also increases the effectiveness of fertilizer, decreases the risk of flooding, allows for a longer growing season, prevents heavy soil erosion, and reduces downtime and labor costs.
When you add up all of the benefits, a quality drainage system can pay for itself.
Feeding the nation and the world, the American farmer has relied on drainage pipe to maximize land efficiency. Since introducing corrugated pipe to the United States in 1966, ADS has led the industry in providing quality pipe, fittings and other accessories to improve the effectiveness.
Since introducing corrugated dual wall pipe in 1986, N-12® pipe has become accepted across the nation as a superior alternative to reinforced concrete pipe and corrugated steel storm sewer pipe. Available in 100 mm–1500 mm diameters, N-12 pipe offers superior hydraulics combined with corrosion and abrasion resistance, to provide a strong durable choice for storm water management. N-12 pipe is also used in grain aeration and in animal feed operations for waste removal.
ADS offers a wide variety of specialty fittings and accessories to assist in agricultural water management. Such items include molded and fabricated tees, wyes, elbows and caps. Specialty items include Hickenbottom risers, geotextiles and grates.
Constructed from heavy duty PVC, Nyloplast structures are the exceptional choice over heavy and cumbersome concrete manholes and drain basins. Drain basins, curb inlets, and inline drains are all easily installed with minimum equipment and manpower. Capable of handling H-20 loads, Nyloplast structures provide a watertight seal with excellent economics.
ADS offers a variety of products to prevent siltation and to keep debris and animals from entering your drainage systems.
Our perforated and non-perforated single wall pipe, in 75 mm–600 mm diameters are ideal for drainage plans where flexibility, light-weight durability and economics are key to the overall success of the project. Smaller diameter pipe, available in coils up to 2500 feet, is predominantly used for field drainage. Larger diameters, available in 20 foot lengths, are used primarily for mains and culverts. Other applications include grain aeration and animal feed operations for waste removal.
Offering a minimum recycled content of 40%, ADS MEGA GREEN HDPE pipe is the developer's and designer's choice for "green projects", helping you meet LEED requirements.