Land drainage for productive soils

Past Event - booking closed

Tue, 12 November 2019

11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Bishop Norton Village Hall, Bishop Norton, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire


Farmers are invited to join AHDB and Rob Burtonshaw of Farm Services Ltd on Tuesday 12th November to discover how improved drainage can bring benefits in access to land, speed of work, and fuel use. We will also look at soil structure, poaching and crop/grass yields, plus environmental impacts.

Some years, drainage can make the difference between having a crop to harvest and complete crop loss, and whether or not the land can be accessed at all. Livestock producers looking for early turnout will struggle to access waterlogged soils. In addition wasted feed and soil damage increase costs and lower grass utilisation.

Good drainage is essential for good soil management, helping to reduce losses of nutrients and sediments to watercourses, as well as reducing the risk of compaction.

Discussion to include:

  • Finding existing drains – do you really need to install a new system?
  • Drain maintenance and ditching
  • Mole ploughing – why, how, and how long does it last?
  • Backfill – why it’s necessary, what to use, recycled material, cost comparison

Please ensure you register your attendance for catering purposes. The cost is covered through your levy.

To assist with biosecurity and conform to government guidelines, please ensure vehicles are clean and wear clean boots that can be disinfected.

To book a place please call 01904 771216 or email


If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


T 07891556623