Horticultural sub surface drainage is proving effective in the control of pythium and phytophthora fungus in horticultural crops.
Horticultural sub surface drainage a is proven technique that can be installed with minimum disruption and offers permanent watertable control. Like many capital projects, a sub surface drainage system in horticulture is always best installed at the outset rather than retro-fitted.
Horticultural enterprises are highly capital intensive. They involve considerable investment in infrastructure and usually have high value, time critical crops.
These farming systems cannot be exposed to the effects of waterlogging. Whether the crop suffers salinisation, fungal attack or just poor vigour, the financial penalty is enormous.