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Tag: compaction

Spring Field Preparation

Spring is typically when soil conditions have more moisture and so we want to be concerned about causing compaction. In some areas of the Midwest spring tillage is the only option and so the drier the soils, the better when tilling. Spring or fall, dry soils crack easier and those cracks help shatter the compaction […]

Compaction Issues

While attending the Northern Soil Compaction conference.  Speakers from the US, Canada, Sweden, and Switzerland presented their research on the causes of soil compaction and solutions to remedy.  The biggest take-home was that researchers found the leading yield robbing compaction was caused by large center fill planters.  Dr. Shearer (OSU) shared that the first tracks […]

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