Drainage of Agricultural Lands

  • M.H. Ali


For the maximum growth of plants, it is essential to provide a root environment that is suitable for it. Water logging has an effect on the uptake of nutrients by plants. Drainage provides favorable condition for root growth, enhance organic matter decomposition, reduce salinity level above the drain, and maintain productivity of the land. For successful drainage design, the complex interaction of water, soil and crop in relation to quality of water must be well understood beforehand. The knowledge of drain material (drainage conveyance conduit) and placement technique of the drain (including selection of envelop material and its design with respect to soil bedding) are also of great importance. Judgment of alternate design options, and, monitoring and evaluation of the system after installation are demanded for successful outcome from the drainage projects. Disposal and treatment issues of drainage effluent are of concerns now-a-days. This chapter discusses all of the above points.


Hydraulic Conductivity Water Table Granular Activate Carbon Subsurface Drainage Drain Pipe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Agricultural Engineering DivisionBangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA)MymensinghBangladesh

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