Agricultural engineering

Soil Drainage Diagnosis

What is it?

Crops don’t grow well if they are standing in water! That’s why your yields may decline if your fields drain too slowly.

However, before proceeding with any drainage or grading work, it is best to understand the source of this excess water: a high water table, poorly maintained ditches, blocked drains, compacted soil, depressions in which surface water can accumulate, etc.

By diagnosing the drainage of your soils, our engineers and agronomists can shed light on how the water behaves in your plots. To find the cause of poor drainage, several elements are examined methodically: 

  • Field history and configuration
  • Condition of the hydraulic network (ditches, gullies and watercourses)
  • Plot yields
  • Soil structure
  • Etc.

What’s in it for me?

Obtaining a soil drainage diagnosis allows you to properly identify
the situation. It is therefore an excellent investment if you want to implement sustainable solutions adapted to your field’s configuration.

Ultimately, well-drained soils give you better long-term yields because they:

  • Facilitate the circulation of your equipment
  • Are less sensitive to compaction
  • Develop a better structure
  • Warm up faster in the spring and can therefore be planted earlier
  • Are better oxygenated, which stimulates microbial activity
  • Facilitate the assimilation of fertilizers
  • Promote root and crop growth

Our expertise in agrology, engineering and geography brings you the best solution.

Logiag’s advantage

Understanding soil drainage is a combination of agronomy, engineering, and geography. Our multidisciplinary team has a solid and recognized experience that allows us to find the solution that best applies to your situation.