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Don Pitts

Agricultural Engineer

USDA

Direct Phone: (217) ***-****       

Email: d***@***.gov

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA

1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.Room 316-W, Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building

Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20250

United States

Company Description

USDA, through its RD mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. Rural Development has an active portfolio of $212.8 billion in loans and loan guarant ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Drainage Expert

Natural Resources Conservation Service

State Water Quality Specialist

NRCS

Associate Editor for the Soil and Water Division

American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Irrigation and Drainage Engineer

University of Florida

Affiliations

Planning Committee Member
Rivers Institute at Hanover College

Education

MS

Agricultural Engineering

University of Arkansas

PhD

Agricultural Engineering

University of Arkansas

Web References (33 Total References)


Drain Tiling | Midwest Drainage

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"The first step was to drain the land so it was farmable," notes Don Pitts, state water and air quality specialist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Champaign, Ill. "Now it's time to manage that drainage."


Our Work & News | Midwest Drainage

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"The first step was to drain the land so it was farmable," notes Don Pitts, state water and air quality specialist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Champaign, Ill. "Now it's time to manage that drainage."


Agricultural Drainage Management: by Steve Werblow | Midwest Drainage

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"The first step was to drain the land so it was farmable," notes Don Pitts, state water and air quality specialist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Champaign, Ill. "Now it's time to manage that drainage."


February | 2012 | Midwest Drainage

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"The first step was to drain the land so it was farmable," notes Don Pitts, state water and air quality specialist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Champaign, Ill. "Now it's time to manage that drainage."


Agricultural Drainage Management: Benefits Could Range from the Bin to the Gulf

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"The first step was to drain the land so it was farmable," notes Don Pitts, state water and air quality specialist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Champaign, Ill. "Now it's time to manage that drainage."

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For cost-efficiency's sake, Pitts likes to see each control structure manage a zone of the field of at least 20 acres.
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Even now, Pitts notes that some growers are willing to put in the extra structures to manage smaller zones, and to put in the extra time to adjust more stop logs.
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Don Pitts of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service state office in Champaign, Ill., says retrofitting existing pattern tile drainage systems on an ideal slope can run $50 to $150 per acre. If extensive re-plumbing is required - for instance, to run laterals along the contours and make mains and control structures accessible along the field edge - costs can go up significantly, he says.

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