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Subsurface Drainage

Subsurface DrainageAnd the Micro Drainage Concept Subsurface drainage is a pipe installed beneath the ground surface to collect and/or convey excess water. Not everyone considers it a necessity. However, those that utilize it will tell you the benefits from having subsurface drainage are hard to live without! There are different ways to go about installing…

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Surface Drainage

One route to consider when addressing over saturation During rain the fields become wet. The water filters into the soil and is stored in its pores. When all the pores are filled with water, the soil gets saturated and no more water can be absorbed. When rain continues, pools may form on the soil surface,…

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The Advantages of Micro Drainage with Conventional Farming.

How our concept can benefit the conventional farmer. You all know how important it is to prepare the soil properly for your crops. With all the rain we received this year, it is also important to make sure that your beds drain properly. Why do we need to pay attention to drainage? Drainage ensures that the…

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Roots Plugging Your Tile?

The Advantages to Our 2-inch Tile Drain Anyone who has tile drains in their fields will tell you one thing you have to keep an eye on is the root systems getting in there and plugging things up. It is, of course, a part of nature, as plant life grows the roots do too, searching…

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What is Strip-Till Farming?

Understanding the difference Strip-till is a way to help conserve the earth by using a minimal amount of tilling. It is a combination of conventional tillage and no-till methods. By doing so you are disturbing only the portion of the soil that is to contain the seed row. The potential on this is to get…

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Why Micro-Drainage Works So Well with No-Till Farming

The benefits of our system If you are new to no-till farming or to micro-drainage, then maybe you do not realize that the two work beautifully together. Here is why. Micro-drainage is (just as it states) a system that uses field tiles that are smaller in diameter than what was once used, and placing them…

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Why Choose The Ditch Assist?

Why Choose The Ditch Assist? At Richland Micro-Drainage we only offer what we believe are the highest quality products at the best prices. We have done our research and chose to work with these companies because we want you to have exactly what you need to make the most of your time and efforts. Here…

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Why Choose the Geologic Computer System (GCS)?

Why Choose the Geologic Computer System (GCS)? At Richland Micro-Drainage we only offer what we believe are the highest quality products at the best prices. We have done our research and chose to work with these companies because we want you to have exactly what you need to make the most of your time and…

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What is “No-till farming”?

What is “No-till farming“? It sounds boring, doesn’t it? The term basically describes ways to grow crops each year without disturbing the soil through tillage or plowing. A plow flips over the top layer of soil incorporating nearly all residue into the soil.  No-till relies on natural processes to break down residue from the previous…

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The Pros and Cons of No-Till Farming

The Pros and Cons of No-Till Farming So you are thinking of making a change but want to weigh your options? Well here is the bottom line. Advantages Reducing fuel, labor, and equipment costs are the biggest benefits of not doing any tillage. The price of diesel alone is something to consider.  That’s also fewer…

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