Field drainage guide

This guide outlines the basic principles of field drainage, including information on installation and maintenance. It also emphasises the importance of good soil structure and includes information on subsoiling.

The basic principles of field drainage, as well as maintenance and installation information, are the subject this practical guide.

By refreshing knowledge on drainage, it is hoped that the guide will play an important role in stemming the decline in UK drainage investment.

Soils in a well-drained state tend to work more easily and provide yield benefits. The guide explains how to get fields in that state.

The publication includes information on relatively low-cost methods likely to reap rewards relatively quickly, in addition to outline costs and guidance for those considering installing a new drainage system.