Functional subsurface drainage approaches in plant production

TOSKA

Start day

01.01.2014

End day

31.12.2018

Goals

Drainage design, materials and installation methods are investigated to improve the profitability of crop production and to reduce the nutrient load from cultivated fields. The effect of envelope material and drain spacing on field drainage, crop yield, nutrient transport and soil structure are studied. The project also aims to apply the FLUSH model to drainage planning, as well as in short-term and long-term impact assessment of drainage.

Outputs

scientific papers: advisory papers: information and guidelines to drainage planners, constructors, and administration