The Field Drainage Research Association was founded in 1980.

The purpose of the association is to promote field drainage, hydraulic engineering, water supply and sewerage as well as other rationalization of the agriculture with respect to production policy and environmental aspects in Finland and nearby areas.

To fulfil its purpose the association explores, plans and develops methods and systems within the field.

The association has been responsible for several joint research projects within the field of agricultural water management. Previously the association also funded research, theses and product development within the field of drainage and soil science.

The association publishes research and reports concerning agricultural water management in its own publication series ”Salaojituksen tutkimusyhdistys ry:n tiedote” (translation: The Reports of the Field Drainage Research Association)

The association is mainly funded by the Drainage Foundation sr. Joint projects has also been funded by ministries and other project participants.