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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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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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In House Pipe Production Saves Money

In House Pipe Production Saves Money! Exciting things are happening here at Richland Micro Drainage! We’re thrilled to announce that we are now in house with 2in pipe production! This is a great thing for everyone involved in the drainage industry as we can now cut back up to 40% off the cost it takes…
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Agrem Partnership

Agrem Partnership Richland Micro Drainage is happy to announce that we’ve partnered with Agrem! We’re excited to have this partnership because for the first time we’re able to have a software for our contour draining systems. Agrem specializes in growers, landowners, farm managers and contractors to provide water strategies that meet their needs and the…
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What to know about Drainage

What You Need to Know About Drainage Looking to start draining your field? Here’s what you’ll need to know before digging. The thing to keep in mind when draining is that water shouldn’t sit on the field. Keep in mind proper drainage will help prevent this from occurring. If you want an easier experience in…
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Why Micro Drainage is Different

Why Micro Drainage is Different Micro Drainage is a different way to drain your fields that you may not be as familiar with. The concept of Micro Drainage is to scope out sustainable drainage systems to see what will be best for your project. This concept is also makes it easier to customize your drainage…
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What to Know Before you start to Dig

What to know before you start to dig Looking to start draining your field? Here’s what you’ll need to know before digging. The thing to keep in mind when draining is that water shouldn’t sit on the field. Keep in mind proper drainage will help prevent this from occurring. If you want an easier experience…
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Why is Drainage Beneficial?

Why Drainage is Beneficial? When you’re a farmer there are certain things you must do to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your crops that you’ve planted. One of those things is proper drainage of your fields. During heavy storms rain can wash out your crops if you don’t have proper drainage causing…
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The Importance of Good Soil

The Importance of Good Soil The secret to great crops starts with great soil, if you don’t have healthy soil you can’t have healthy crops. Just like anything else health starts from the beginning, with plants growing from the soil it’s important to give the seeds you plant the best chance to grow.  Healthy soil…
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The History of Micro-Drainage

The History of Micro-Drainage While the agriculture industry has been around for centuries, it is still learning stuff to advance the process along. One of the issues that many farmers have is their land retains too much water causing production to be lower than it could be. Farmers first started fixing this issue by hand…
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Our Client Tiers

The Three Tiers of Our Clients Tier one: This level is to provide services of less than 80 acres of drainage installation of their land. At this tier, it is not practical to buy your own equipment. To provide services to you, we have created a network of small committed operators and drainage contractors across…
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How We Evaluate Our Potential Customers

How We Evaluate Our Potential Customers The way we evaluate potential clients comes from more than five years of evaluation, experience and understanding of how it functions beneath surface. Due to lack of understanding of combining drainage with soil biology was the major driving force behind what we do.   Micro Drainage Concept is a free…
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How We Evolve to Meet the Needs of Our Customers

How We Constantly Evolve to Meet Our Clients Needs Here at Richland Micro Drainage, our focus is always on developing and improving our individual team member’s character and competency, thus achieving maximum results for our clients. This guiding principle influences every aspect of the products and services we provide; from our Micro Plows to the…
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    8105 Malone Rd, Shiloh, OH 44878

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    (419) 908-5696

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