Unhappy Halloween: 3 Shocking Scares Brought to Farmers by Bad Drainage

Everybody knows flooding is a possibility…but here are three things caused by bad drainage that might shock you!

Mad Dog Foam Bridges; Protecting Farms, Protecting the Environment on Pipeline Projects

Mad Dog Foam Bridges are beneficial for the environment. That’s a firm statement, but we couldn’t think of a way to deliver the full truth of that message without…

Drainage Maintenance and Planning Can Protect Farms from Massive Storms

Research suggests there will be more storms in the years to come. Updating the drainage systems on your farm are the best bet for protecting your crops against the rain.

The New Mad Dog Materials Site: Drain Tile Bridges, Apps, Supplies and Services!

We are excited to announce that Mad Dog Materials has settled into its new website, www.MadDogMaterials.com! It started with a simple premise: MadDogFoamBridges.com didn’t work for us anymore, because…

Grass Waterways Can Prevent Dangerous, Toxic Algae Blooms

Florida’s Lake Okeechobee experienced an algae bloom that covered more than 90 percent of the water’s surface during early July. The sludgy growth is certainly not appealing to look…

Drain Tile Actually Increases Crop Performance during Summer Droughts, Dry Spells

It’s been hot here in Mad Dog’s Ohio home, and as is often the case with hot Summers, there has been less rain than usual. Times like these hardly…

Think Strategy, Not Space, When Planning Farm Drainage Systems

Let’s consider a “common-sense” question: Would you rather your drainage waterway take up more or less space on your farmland? The answer seems simple. The more land you use…

Drain Tile for All Seasons: Farm Drainage Is Essential, Even in Drought

Many homeowners haven’t thought about their lawn once during the cold chill of Winter. Those same homeowners will be out en masse during the Spring, reseeding and tending to…

Snowmelt, Manure, Fertilizer and Safe Agricultural Drainage

A few weeks ago, the majority of the continental United States saw an onslaught of snow. It’s January, so farmers in the American heartland are not worried about their…