Contents tagged with drainage

14 October 2021

Soil constantly wets and dries in response to numerous factors, such as rainfall, evaporation and plant transpiration.

14 October 2021

Soil structure is the architecture of the soil.

7 April 2021

While recording grass growth on your paddock walks this year, it’s also worth making a note of boggy patches, blocked outfalls and choked ditches. As changing weather patterns bring extremes of rainfall, it’s important that land drainage systems efficiently remove excess water from the grazing platform.

13 October 2020

A good drainage scheme installed over 30 years ago, on what became a 64 ha grazing platform, allowed Cheshire farmer, Phil Asbury, to turn cows out in February. But he has learned that the key to keeping a long grazing season (stock can stay out until late November) and help heavy land to dry out quicker, is regular maintenance of ditches and outfalls.

9 October 2020

Well-drained soils lead to earlier turnout, more grazing days and higher grass yields. After a year of weather extremes, walking the platform this winter to see where it lies wet and analysing grass-growth records from underperforming paddocks will help locate any drainage issues.

10 August 2020

This webinar looks at the theory and principles behind mole drainage and soil loosening, along with practical tips on how to effectively implement these operations in-field.

7 September 2021

Guidance on the rules and regulations around water use on your farm

1 April 2020

Guidance on how to manage waste water and field drainage

13 February 2019

Discover how improved drainage can bring benefits in access to land, speed of work, and fuel use

18 November 2021

This factsheet introduces the application of technology for irrigation scheduling in container-grown hardy nursery stock, as well as describing other methods and equipment also available.

18 November 2021

This factsheet provides practical recommendations for the efficient irrigation of container-grown hardy nursery stock in order to optimise water use and maintain plant quality in peat-based, peat-reduced and peat-free growing media and to minimise the risk of potential nutrient leaching from crops.