Waterlogged pastures over winter and early spring are a common sight on many farms in high rainfall areas.
Drainage of land however can have significant impact on the physical and environmental characteristics of receiving waterways. Drainage works do need to be undertaken with regional oversight and good planning. They should not be . . . → Read More: Farm Drainage
Determining the soil’s suitability for mole drainage
Simple tests can be carried out with the soil samples collected at mole draining depth. The tests will determine whether the clay content and its type is suitable for sustaining mole drains (several years life) or whether gravel mole drains are required. These are the ring, ribbon . . . → Read More: Determining Which Subsurface Drainage System to Use Part 3
On-farm tests for determining the most appropriate subsurface drainage system
Following are some practical on-farm tests which farmers and contractors can carry out to ascertain which drainage system is best suited to the particular soil type to be drained. These tests are best and most easily carried out in winter when the . . . → Read More: Determining Which Subsurface Drainage System to Use Part 2
This Agnote helps you select an appropriate subsurface drainage method for your farm. It explains some practical on-farm tests to help in the selection of the most appropriate system for particular soil types. Other Agnotes in the “Managing Wet Soils” series provide more technical details of each drainage system.
It is important to . . . → Read More: Determining Which Subsurface Drainage System to Use Part 1
Waterlogged pastures can be a common occurrence in wet years on many farms around the world. There are a number of options available to reduce the severity of the problem. However, many can be costly so planning is crucial to decide on the most cost effective system to use. This note suggests some of . . . → Read More: Planning Farm Drainage
Medium sized “V” shaped open drain.
Surface drainage is very useful in removing excess water from land in a controlled manner and as quickly as possible, to a artificial drainage system or a natural watercourse. This should be done with no damage to the environment.
Wet soil problems on dairy pastures are usually . . . → Read More: Surface Drainage