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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF DRAINAGE WATERS FOR WATER QUALITY PROTECTION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN THE MIDWEST U.S.

Location: Soil Drainage Research

Title: Condensed research overview of agricultural drainage pipe detection and assessment using ground penetrating radar

Author
item Allred, Barry

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 5, 2011
Publication Date: May 16, 2011
Citation: Allred, B.J. 2011. Condensed research overview of agricultural drainage pipe detection and assessment using ground penetrating radar. Meeting Abstract.

Technical Abstract: Agricultural subsurface drainage practices are employed in many places throughout the world to remove excess water from soil, thereby improving crop production. In order to improve and evaluate the efficiency of these subsurface drainage systems, non-destructive methods are needed to not only locate buried agricultural drainage pipes, but to also determine if the pipes are function properly. Prior research indicates that ground penetrating radar (GPR) has the potential to address this important agricultural need. A brief overview, based on previous investigations, is therefore provided, which documents the capabilities and limitations of using GPR for drainage pipe detection and assessment.

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