Helping to Secure Crop Yields Globally with Land Drainage

argylesock says… Times are hard for farmers as our climates change.

The Plantwise Blog

by Tim Sissons of William Morfoot land drainage, experts based in the East of England.

Along with a combination of other factors, agriculture, and therefore food production depend on the proper management of water to enable crops to develop properly and yields to be healthy.

Globally, ecosystems and environments vary greatly and even the most experienced crop producers can see a drop in yields when dealt a particularly nasty deal by Mother Nature.

To provide them with sustainable agricultural development and to help secure their harvest, farmers often rely on land drainage systems to help them cope with a deluge of rain or even a lack of it.

Although it may seem like an odd statement, a sustainable land drainage system is as important in areas of low rainfall as it is in those where rainfall is high. In the first instance a correctly installed land drainage system can…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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2 Responses to Helping to Secure Crop Yields Globally with Land Drainage

  1. EqFe says:

    It sometimes seems to me, that in the US wetlands, what were known as swamps when I was a youngster, are considered sacred. Draining them in many cases is considered a crime because they are home to mosquitos and other valuable species. (sarcasm intentional) depending on the state and the wetlands.

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