Nebraska: Addressing Harvest Ruts and Erosion Gullies

🕔Apr 16, 2019Some fields were harvested last fall when the soil was quite wet and the harvest equipment left ruts. In addition, runoff from storms created rills and gullies in some fields, […]

Pennsylvania: Soil Compaction Threat Is High This Spring

🕔Apr 12, 2019On Monday the week of April 9, 2019, we were trying to create compaction using a 36-ton manure truck for a demonstration in preparation for Penn State’s Diagnostic Field Clinic […]

Iowa: Spring Planting and Wet Soil Management

🕔Mar 15, 2019The above-average snowfall and potential for significant rain events this spring could present challenges during the upcoming planting season. These conditions, on top of excessive soil moisture last fall that may have […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Missed Fall Tillage? Save Money with No-Till.

🕔Mar 4, 2019The fall of 2018 was challenging for most farmers. It started with rainfall beginning in early September as the corn and soybean crop was maturing. While a good portion of […]

Pennsylvania: Compacted, Rutted Fields – What Can You Do?

🕔Jan 25, 2019Most farmers in Pennsylvania are acutely aware of the negative effects of tillage on soil — such as increased potential for runoff and soil erosion, increased water evaporation, increased decomposition […]

Nebraska Harvest: 10 Tips to Avoid Compaction on Wet Soils

🕔Oct 22, 2018With 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 […]

Iowa Harvest: How to Minimize Soil Compaction

🕔Oct 12, 2018Rain events during September and October have created challenging conditions not only for timely harvest of corn and soybean crops but also for the impact harvest will have on the […]

Louisiana: Check Soils for Compaction Layers

🕔Sep 26, 2018Over the past couple of growing season, soil compaction has been a hindrance in many fields across Louisiana.  Soil compaction was evident by observing reduced crop growth and development in […]

Pennsylvania: Managing Soil Compaction from Small Grain Silage Harvest

🕔Jun 1, 2018Pennsylvania farmers are commonly using rye, triticale, and wheat for silage. These crops are typically followed by corn. When the spring is wet like this year’s, soil compaction caused during […]

Row Crop Planting – Preventing Sidewall Compaction

🕔May 28, 2018During planting season, it is difficult to try and fit everything in, especially when trying to dodge rainstorms that seem to be common this spring. With the pressure to get […]

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