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Engineering for Agricultural Drainage: Book by Harry Burgress Roe

Engineering for Agricultural Drainage

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ISBN: 9788176222181    Publisher: Biotech Year of publishing: 2011     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: 500        Language: English
This book lays special stress on soil and soil-moisture characteristics and behaviour, crop-plant characteristics and growth, and on the successful and continuous practice of irrigation as related to drainage....Read more
This book lays special stress on soil and soil-moisture characteristics and behaviour, crop-plant characteristics and growth, and on the successful and continuous practice of irrigation as related to drainage. It presents the developments in scientific drainage design with special chapters on soil character and behaviour, drainage of irrigated lands, moisture control on agricultural peat lands and on quality of drain tile and methods required in manufacture to secure permanence and protection from natural enemies. It is the intended mission of this book to meet that demand for students, farmers and for all agricultural technicians, whether engineers, agriculturists, or farm managers. Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Soils in Relation to Drainage; Chapter 3: Water Properties of Soils; Chapter 4: Rainfall and Runoff; Chapter 5: Flow and Measurement of Water; Chapter 6: Major Types of Drains and Drainage Problems; Chapter 7: Design of Open Ditches; Chapter 8: Open Ditch Construction; Chapter 9: Open Ditch Maintenance; Chapter 10: Location and Design of Underdrains; Chapter 11: Drain Tiles: Kinds, Classes, Established Sizes and Standards of Quality; Chapter 12: Construction of Underdrains; Chapter 13: Drainage of Irrigated Lands; Chapter 14: The Soil-moisture Control Problem on Peat and Muck Lands; Chapter 15: Cost of Drainage; Chapter 16: Drainage Administration and Law
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