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Agriculture
From assessment and design to installation and implementation, we bring a strategic approach to water management that will help you make the most of your land.

Water management plays a crucial role in long-term yield performance and soil health. The positive effects of proper water management have been studied and observed both practically and academically, and research consistently reports a significant long-term yield increase across nearly all crop types on farms with a proper subsurface water management system in place.

Such dramatic yield gains are attributed to several variables, including increased root health and strength and less soil compaction caused by heavy machinery on wet ground. Proper subsurface water management will also make the soil conditions easier to navigate with equipment, resulting in early seeding and faster soil warming, creating efficiency gains for the operation.

Water Management 101

ELLINGSON WATER MANAGEMENT 101

As part of a leading subsurface water management and trenchless construction company providing nationwide services, Ellingson Water Management is actively engaged in the critical dialogue about advancing subsurface water management practice, technology and the impact of evolving environmental regulations.


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AGRICUlTURAL DRAINAGE

For five decades, Ellingson has delivered cutting edge drain tile solutions that have helped thousands of farmers increase yields and decrease crop damage.

We pride ourselves on applying our unmatched reputation as a leader in the design-build water management industry. And back it up with a legacy of on-grade and on-time agricultural drainage projects. No matter the size of your project, we always make your satisfaction our top priority. From designing through build-out, our drain tile systems will excess water to provide optimum moisture content for your crops, while also promoting deeper, more healthy root growth.

Benefits

  • Increase yields
  • Deeper root growth
  • Enhance soil aeration
  • Reduce compaction
  • Decrease soil erosion
  • Improve saline and sodic soils
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CONTROLLED DRAINAGE

Providing customized drainage systems designed to your exact needs, so you can get the most out of your land.

Controlled Drainage is the preferred solution for growers who want to reduce nitrate runoff and improve soil quality, while retaining drainage water. And you can count on a unique combination of expertise and next-gen technology to deliver solutions you can count on. Controlled Drainage is most applicable on topography with less than 0.5% slope and in geographic regions that regularly experience extended dry periods or irregular precipitation patterns. A Controlled Drainage system incorporates strategically placed structures throughout the topography to allow the grower to manage the water table level and provide stored drainage water to crops during dry periods.

Benefits

  • Increase yields
  • Enhance water conservation
  • Reduce nitrate runoff
  • Improve overall soil quality
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SUBSURFACE IRRIGATION

Precisely manage the water table level with the combination of control structures and supplementary water from on-site irrigation.

Subsurface Irrigation is the ideal solution for growers looking for both the benefits of agricultural drainage and conventional irrigation. A Subsurface Irrigation design gives you all the benefits of a properly engineered drainage system, while holding subsurface water in the active root zones to supplementing soil moisture content during critical growing periods. As with Controlled Drainage, Subsurface Irrigation works best on topography with less than 0.5% slope and in geographic regions that regularly experience extended dry periods or irregular precipitation patterns.

Benefits

  • Reduce nitrate runoff
  • Improve overall soil quality
  • Limit maintenance needs
  • Provide irrigation for irregular-shaped fields
  • Limit weed growth
  • Consume 50% less water compared to pivot irrigation systems

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SPECIALTY DRAINAGE

We specialize in the difficult jobs and challenges others shy away from, always providing an end-to-end solution, customized to your needs.

Our commitment to providing cutting edge solutions to our customers goes beyond conventional farm drainage. We are a recognized leader in agricultural innovation, constantly researching new methods and investing in next-gen technologies. We pass that information on to our customers, ensuring they get a cutting-edge solution that is engineered and adapted your specific needs.

Benefits

  • Customize to any situation
  • Next-gen technology & techniques
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LIFT STATION SOLUTIONS

We offer the products that set the industry standard for quality and reliability, so you can focus on running your operation.

Ellingson offers turnkey and customizable Agriculture Lift Station and Pump Solutions you can count on time and time again – giving you high-volume capabilities and maximum flexibility. From remote monitoring to pump controls, we also offer a variety of accessories, so you can customize a system to meet your exact needs.

Benefits

  • Customize solutions to fit our customers specific needs
  • Strong warranty protection
  • Enhance customer service to ensure your expectations are exceeded
  • High-volume capabilities and flexibility
  • In-house manufacturing for custom products

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DRAINAGE ASSESSMENT

Determine your best-projected ROI on a single field or multiple fields to predict paybacks, prioritize investments, and develop your comprehensive water management plan.

Ellingson can provide you a field-by-field analysis that lets you know which fields are most suitable for subsurface water management. Our expertise, coupled with next-gen technology allows you to quantify the projected return on investment. By using our proprietary drainage index, you can compare fields against each other to maximize yield, manage risk, and determine where your investment will have the highest return – even if those fields are across the road, across the county, or across the country from each other.

Benefits

  • Determine the best-projected ROI on a single field or multiple fields
  • Maximize crop yield and manage risk
  • Predict 10-year paybacks
  • Prioritize subsurface water management investments
  • Develop your comprehensive subsurface water management plan
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CONSULTING

Partner with us – together, we’ll ensure you are set-up for success.

With over 50 years of history and industry leading experience – Ellingson is uniquely positioned to deliver best-in-class water management and drainage consulting services. Our people have worked as hired consultants within 48 US states and on numerous international projects. No matter what the challenge is, we’ll make sure our water management approach maximizes your ROI.

Benefits

  • Partner with industry leading experts with over 50-years of experience.
  • Customized solutions that adapt to your projects needs and requirements
  • Analyze terrain and soils to provide maximum ROI
  • Project logistics

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DESIGN & ENGINEERING

We’ll design a better drainage system that adds up to a better yield for you.

Ellingson has been designing drainage systems for nearly five decades. This hard-won experience allows us to engineer a system for you that will make a real difference on your land. Our team of professional engineers and agronomists are dedicated to stay ahead of industry trends and use state of the art GPS and design equipment, including proprietary Ellingson Drainage Design Software (EDDS), to make sure you always have next-gen solutions. All so you get a drainage system custom engineered to deliver maximum yield increase.

Benefits

  • Handle rainfall correctly
  • Ensure tile is sized properly
  • Remove water more quickly
  • Optimize system to handle fine and difficult soils
  • Ensure proper drainage spacing
  • Meet environmental needs, including permits, erosion, wetland setbacks, etc
  • Identify deep installations that may require overcuts
  • Ensure correct material take-off quantities
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