mole drain


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mole drain

n
(Agriculture) an underground cylindrical drainage channel cut by a special plough to drain heavy agricultural soil
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Fowler came up with the idea of hooking a long rope strung with a series of round baked clay tiles behind the mole plug, forming a pipe drain that was much more durable than a regular mole drain. His first effort, demonstrated in 1850, was pulled across the field by long ropes on capstans powered by horseor man-power.
Also, as the results show that a large proportion of the acidity and oxidation products is coming from only a small portion of the canefield, the strategic application of lime to canefield headlands, field drain banks, and their mole drain exit points would be effective in targeting the highest areas of acidity release, compared with the general application of lime across an entire canefield.
Although the soil at the site was well drained, we observed a mole drain pulled above the firm subsoil layer.
Punchestown has been forced to cancel the Irpounds 20,000 Kevin McManus Cup Cross Country Chase on Sunday week because parts of the course are still not raceable after the mole drain work in the summer.
In a mole- and pipe-drained soil with impermeable subsoil, the input is at the soil surface and the output is at mole drain depth, which is the calibration depth for the pdf.
The Code of Good Agricultural Practice recommends that farmers should not apply livestock manure and dirty water when heavy rain is forecast within the next 48 hours or when the land is: | waterlogged | frozen hard | covered with snow | cracked down to field drains | pipe or mole drained or subsoiled over drains in the past 12 months Bob Vaughan, sustainable land manager for NRW, said: "Slurry and manure are an important onfarm financial resource, providing valuable nutrients.
Since ordering it in the spring, he has mole drained wet, low-lying land that had defeated standard tractors in previous years.
"If the subsoiler forms a channel in the field, then it will act as if the field has been mole drained. Water will be directed to places within the field where it will lie, creating wet holes and the risk of even greater compaction next year."
Part of the reason for the schooling morning was to test the state of the track, which has not held a race meeting since October 9 after mole drains collapsed.
Punchestown's problems began at the meeting on October 9 when mole drains on parts of the course collapsed, causing the card to be abandoned after the first race.
It was discovered that the soil above the mole drains installed in the summer had not knitted properly.