The basic principles of field drainage, as well as maintenance and installation information, are the subject of a new practical guide to be launched at Tillage-Live 2015 by AHDB.
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.
Copies of the guide can be picked up from the AHDB stand at Tillage-Live on 16 September 2015.
It will also be available to download via the AHDB website.