With the recent rains and the wet soils, many producers may be tempted to head to the field sooner than they should. Wet soils are easily compacted when tilled or […]
In a field just north of Simmesport in Avoyelles Parish, Ruben Dauzat is surrounded by radishes, an unusual crop for the area. Dauzat has no intention of eating them or […]
Tennessee: Remember Soil Compaction During Harvest Sep 29, 2015
In order to minimize the impact of compaction during harvest, keep in mind the potential impacts of trafficking the field when wet.
Cover Crops Add Nutrients, Life to Soil Sep 10, 2015
Dorchester County farmer Jimmy Fender was skeptical, opting reluctantly to skip fertilizer treatments and rely on cover crops for the nutrients that would feed his cash crop. Fender planted a […]
The calendar says we are getting late on planting corn. While the soil conditions are probably more important than planting date, there will be intense pressure on producers to plant […]
Nebraska: Avoiding Soil Compaction – 10 Tips Oct 3, 2014
With harvest underway across Nebraska, some producers are concerned about compaction as their large combines and grain carts move across the fields. In some areas, fall rains have left the […]
High intensity rainfall followed by warm windy days can lead to significant soil compaction and crusting issues on some of the soil textures we have in the Delta.
Georgia: Compaction in Small Grains Jan 3, 2014
Some sort of deep tillage ahead of planting small grains is important in most cases.