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Soil Compaction: What Can You Do?

by Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Extension educator As you head back into the fields this spring, plan to reduce your soil compaction. As the weight of farm tractors and field equipment becomes larger and heavier and as the annual precipitation increases in Minnesota, there is a growing concern about soil compaction. Soil compaction can be associated with…

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Soil structure changes after compaction

This is ponding water after rainfall in wheel tracks of the bare soil treatment one year after compaction. (T. Keller) – WASINGTON — Soil compaction is a global threat to soil ecosystem services, causing tremendous costs to society. The costs of soil compaction are borne by the cumulative loss of soil functionality (e.g. yield loss) following…

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