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DAERA advice on improving soil productivity through drainage

"It is financially better to maintain and repair than to start a new drainage system," says dairying development adviser.


June 22, 2020
By Farming Life

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Improved drainage will also make field operations easier, including the harvesting of silage, earlier turnout of livestock and improved grass yields.

Trevor Alcorn, a dairying development adviser at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in northern Ireland said, “Many of the drainage schemes carried out with grant aid in the 1970’s and 1980’s are at the stage where they need a lot of maintenance to remain effective.” | READ MORE