Land Drainage Yield Improvements recognised by the AHDB

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has recently published a guide aimed at UK Farmers and Landowners detailing the urgent need for looking at land drainage improvements on British Farms.  Whilst many of our clients that we work with are already aware of the benefits of land drainage, we have been conscious for some time that the independent recognition of the importance of owning well drained land is something that British Agriculture has been lacking.


Many landowners and farmers have done little or no land drainage works/ditch improvement works on their farms for over a generation.  For many, this has been fine as there were significant amounts of drainage work done by previous generations back in the days when land drainage was grant aid funded of the 70’s and early 80’s.  However, many of these older land drainage schemes are 40 or 50 years old now and the effects of poorly drained land are becoming all too apparent in some cases.  Yields have dwindled and overall farm profitability for many growers is down as a result.

The AHDB have produced this clear guide which details precisely what is involved in land drainage operations and why it is important.  They have used the services of independent soil specialists and agronomists to put the guide together giving it real authority as far as the content is concerned.

AHDB Field Drainage Guide

The AHDB is a hugely respected organisation which produces authoritative guides on a wide range of issues facing modern day arable farming operations.  The inclusion of this guide amongst it’s multiple range of additional publications underlines how seriously the AHDB regards the role of Land Drainage going forwards.  For further information on the guides the AHDB produce, please visit


To find out more about the Agricultural Land Drainage work that we do, have a look in our brochure to see how our work can help you increase your yields.  If you are considering getting your wet fields looked at with a view to possibly draining them, why not give us a call on 01362 820371 or alternatively email