Yield Analysis data has increasingly demonstrated the rapid payback attached with drainage investment and in the current climate of wet autumns, shrinking BPS incomes and political instability on the back of Brexit, many more farms are fast recognising what the opportunity cost is of not addressing land drainage issues.
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Autumn 2019 was recorded as being one of the wettest in recent living memory, but for many parts of Eastern England, Autumn 2020 was actually wetter.
Every few years, a season and set of events comes along that provides some added weight to justifying Land Drainage investment. 2020 has definitely been that season. From floods to droughts, Brexit, Covid 19, crop market volatility along with a host of difficult agronomic reasons; the payback on drainage investment has been rapid over the
The record breaking wet winter time of 2020 left many farms with saturated land. Many autumn crops never made it into the soils and equally troubling was that a lot of late harvested root crops struggled to be gathered in. Farm machinery couldn’t get near many fields and countless stories emerged of bogged equipment as
2020 has seen our business take delivery of a number of new excavators to assist with future projects we are involved in. The specialised nature of earthworks and water management that our teams typically undertake has meant that we had a specialist set of requirements to satisfy when selecting these machines. Integrated GPS was considered
This springtime has seen our teams making the most of improved ground conditions following the intensely wet winter! Earthworks projects had been put on hold through the winter time on account of the saturated soils but the spring sunshine has allowed for these projects to resume again. This reservoir build in Suffolk for Geoffrey Mayhew