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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“ 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…

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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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Why Is The pH of Your Soil Important?

Why Is The pH of Your Soil Important? The material that erodes to make soil originally determines pH. If it contained more acidic materials, such as granite, the soil created from them will turn out more acidic. It works the same way for alkaline materials such as limestone, if this is a dominant feature in…

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Drainage and Irrigation of Your Fields

Drainage and Irrigation of Your Fields In order to yield the best crops, you need to have proper irrigation and drainage. Irrigation is the process whereby water is applied artificially to the soil in order to supplement insufficient rainfall. While drainage is the process involved in the removal of excess water in the soil.  Irrigation helps to grow…

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Importance of Soil Health

Importance of Soil Health Making sure your soil is healthy before spring planting plays an important role in the success of your crops. Whenever you’re thinking about soil health, it’s important to consider a variety of aspects. One way to improve soil health is to keep the soil covered. Keeping the soil covered allows the…

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The Benefits of Snow Covered Fields

The Benefits of Snow Covered Fields It’s that time of year yet again when snow begins to fall and covers our fields in a white blanket. This time of year, the fields often look beautiful, covered in fluffy snow but this raises the question, ‘is snow good for the soil?’ So, does anything good really…

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Infiltration Simplified

Infiltration Simplified When it comes to soil health infiltration is an important aspect to be aware of but sometimes it can be confusing as to what exactly infiltration is. The process of water infiltration into soil is commonly not understood by farmers. Many believe that soil run off is unavoidable and just something that happens,…

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Winter Soil Health

Improving Your Soil Health During Winter With winter creeping in on us it’s time to make sure that your soil is ready for the harsh winter temperatures. Doing so helps to ensure that your field is in good condition when springtime finally arrives. Many people assume that once the temperature of the soil hits 45…

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