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Design your own Tile layouts using the SMS Water Management Module

by Kaleb Lindquist on October, 23 2014 in Ag Leader, SMS™ Software, Water Management

Now that we are well into the harvest season, some of us are beginning to think about installing drainage tile on our fields. Most growers are probably on a long waiting list to have their fields tiled, even if it’s just to install on a few wet holes.

Why wait any longer? Why not reap the benefits of drainage tile as soon as next year? With Ag Leader’s Intellislope tile plow control, installing tile is simple. But, how do you know that you put the tile in the right spot, to maximize your investment? By utilizing the SMS™ Water Management module, you can become the local tile expert, without the years of experience. By using a few years of good data, your knowledge of the field, and RTK level field elevation or topography data, you can design a tile plan that fits your needs, your wallet, and one that you know will drain properly.

Drainage Tile


Tim Norris uses the Water Management Module in his business, we asked him what he thought of the module; “The Water Management tools in SMS have greatly improved our efficiency in tiling.  We can make plans easily in SMS and design areas differently to try to figure out what design will give us the best drainage with the fewest connections and a minimal amount of deep runs.  It even tells us what size of tile we need to use!”

Don’t wait any longer, let the SMS Water Management module help you design your tile layout today, so you have the ability to install tomorrow.
To learn more about the Water Management module visit our webpage, or give us a call at 515-232-5363.

Kaleb Lindquist

Kaleb started at Ag Leader as a Technical Support Representative in January of 2011, from there he transitioned to the position of Training Specialist, then to the role of Software Sales Specialist and now he is our West Coast Territory Manager. Kaleb grew up on a farm near Albert City, IA where his family grows corn and soybeans in addition to raising hogs and cattle. He graduated from Iowa State University in the spring of 2012 with a degree in Agronomy emphasizing in crop production. In his free time he can be found back home helping on the farm, hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, and spending time with family and friends.

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