suolo [...] a spianata

English translation: the soil is (irrigated and) drained through ditches

20:16 Dec 4, 2017
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Agriculture
Italian term or phrase: suolo [...] a spianata
"Per ovviare a tale inconveniente [il ristagno dell'acqua nei terreni pianeggianti] i suoli sono sistemati a spianata"
Contesto/context: testo scolastico scuole superiori / high school textbook
piera80
Italy
English translation:the soil is (irrigated and) drained through ditches
Explanation:
It's not exactly equivalent, yet, from http://www.treccani.it/vocabolario/spianata/ you have:

"4. In idraulica, metodo delle s., metodo che, nell’irrigazione per scorrimento, è attuato su un terreno sistemato in particelle irrigue a lievissima pendenza e separate da arginelli, distribuendo l’acqua con un canale che le limita in alto e raccogliendola in basso con un fossetto scolatore: questo può, a sua volta, servire da canale distributore per la spianata inferiore."

Your choice for using "irrigated", "drained", or both.
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Daniel Frisano
Switzerland
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the soil is (irrigated and) drained through ditches


Explanation:
It's not exactly equivalent, yet, from http://www.treccani.it/vocabolario/spianata/ you have:

"4. In idraulica, metodo delle s., metodo che, nell’irrigazione per scorrimento, è attuato su un terreno sistemato in particelle irrigue a lievissima pendenza e separate da arginelli, distribuendo l’acqua con un canale che le limita in alto e raccogliendola in basso con un fossetto scolatore: questo può, a sua volta, servire da canale distributore per la spianata inferiore."

Your choice for using "irrigated", "drained", or both.


Daniel Frisano
Switzerland
Local time: 21:36
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 4

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neutral  philgoddard: This is a really useful reference, but I'm not sure if your translation quite covers it.
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