ERIC Number: ED295043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Farm Drainage in the United States. History, Status, and Prospects. Miscellaneous Publication Number 1455.
Pavelis, George A., Ed.
This publication covers the historical, technological, economic, and environmental aspects of agricultural drainage. It draws from the combined knowledge of academic and U.S. Department of Agriculture professionals in public policy, drainage theory, planning, engineering, environmental science, and economics. The main purpose is to review the evolution of modern farm drainage and to identify farm drainage objectives for agricultural extension specialists and agents, environmental specialists, drainage consultants, installation contractors, and educators. Chapters include "A Framework for Future Farm Drainage Policy" (Smith, Massey); "A History of Drainage and Drainage Methods" (Beauchamp); "Advances in Drainage Technology: 1955-85" (Fouss, Reeve); "Purposes and Benefits of Drainage" (Fausey et al.); "Preserving Environmental Values" (Thomas); "Principles of Drainage" (Skaggs); "Drainage System Elements" (Ochs et al.); "Planning Farm and Project Drainage" (Hodges, Christensen); "Drainage for Irrigation" (Hoffman, van Schilfgaarde); "Drainage Institutions" (Sandretto); "Economic Survey of Farm Drainage" (Pavelis); "Drainage Potential and Information Needs" (Daugherty, Lewis); and "Drainage Challenges and Opportunities" (Swader, Pavelis). (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Agronomy, Depleted Resources, Ecology, Estuaries, Farm Management, Land Use, Natural Resources, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, Water
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.