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Groundworks Drainage Experts

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The internal drainage of most agricultural soils is good enough to prevent severe waterlogging

(anaerobic conditions that harm root growth), but many soils need artificial drainage to improve

production or to manage water supplies.

While there are more than two types of drainage systems employed in agriculture, there are two

main types:

(1) surface drainage and (2) sub-surface drainage

Surface drainage systems:

The regular surface drainage systems, which start functioning as soon as there is an

excess of rainfall or irrigation applied, operate entirely by gravity. They consist of

reshaped or reformed land surfaces and can be divided into:

Bedded systems, used in flat lands for crops other than rice;

Graded systems, used in sloping land for crops other than rice.

The bedded and graded systems may have ridges and furrows.

The checked surface drainage systems consist of check gates placed in the

embankments surrounding flat basins, such as those used for rice fields in flat lands.

These fields are usually submerged and only need to be drained on certain

occasions (e.g., at harvest time). Checked surface drainage systems are also found

in terraced lands used for rice.

Hampshire Hay & Straw Ltd
Tel: 01420-481238 Mobile: 07729-011072 Email: enquiries@hampshirehay.co.uk
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HOSTED BY AHMARKETING

Visits are strictly by appointment Registered Office: Fir Tree Fram, Alton Lane Four Marks, Alton Hampshire GU34 5AJ Registered in England Company Registration Number: 8464352

Groundworks Drainage

The internal drainage of most agricultural soils is

good enough to prevent severe waterlogging

(anaerobic conditions that harm root growth), but

many soils need artificial drainage to improve

production or to manage water supplies.

While there are more than two types of drainage

systems employed in agriculture, there are two main

types:

(1) surface drainage and (2) sub-surface drainage

Surface drainage systems:

The regular surface drainage systems, which start

functioning as soon as there is an excess

of rainfall or irrigation applied, operate entirely

by gravity. They consist of reshaped or

reformed land surfaces and can be divided into:

Bedded systems, used in flat lands for crops

other than rice;

Graded systems, used in sloping land for crops

other than rice.

The bedded and graded systems may have

ridges and furrows.

The checked surface drainage systems consist

of check gates placed in the

embankments surrounding flat basins,

such as those used for rice fields in flat lands.

These fields are usually submerged and

only need to be drained on certain

occasions (e.g., at harvest time).

Checked surface drainage systems are also found

in terraced lands used for rice.