n SA Irrigation = SA Besproeiing - Subsurface drainage transformation : technical

Volume 28, Issue 1
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Extracted from text ... 26 - SA BESPROEIING - Desember 2005 / Januarie 2006 technical Subsurface drainage can transform your land from dead dirt into productive, living soil, says Johan van der Merwe** of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture at Pongola. Subsurface drainage is key to long-term soil productivity, yet debates around better water use tend to downplay the role of drainage in water scarcity, 'crop per drop' productivity, as well as in institutional reform and participatory management. Despite its lack of publicity, subsurface drainage can certainly improve both rural and national economies. Inadequate drainage infrastructure combined with poor irrigation water management put ..

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