Nebraska: Avoiding Harvest Compaction in Wet Soils Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019With fall harvest underway across Nebraska, rains have left fields soft and ruts are being cut into the soil in some areas. These ruts leave the soil surface rough and […]

Minnesota: Soil Compaction and Ruts – What Can You Do? Oct 7, 2019

🕔Oct 7, 2019Minnesota has experienced an extremely wet year. As of September 12th, Minneapolis has had the second-wettest year in weather records. It is no wonder that growers are concerned about harvest […]

Iowa: Harvest – Plan Ahead to Minimize Soil Compaction Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019While there is significant uncertainty about this year’s harvest weather, the struggles with previous year soil compaction may still be lurking in corn and soybean fields across Iowa. This article […]

Corn Hybrids: Making Sure They Stand Strong into Harvest – DTN Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019Pat Sanstrom started scouting corn early this season. Like many farmers, he was forced to plant some fields into wetter-than-ideal conditions and later than preferred. “The best way to know […]

Mississippi: Moisture Sensors Not Responding to Irrigation Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019The importance of soil moisture sensors is becoming more evident as we continue forward this growing season.

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Very Late Planting – 11 Issues Facing Growers Jun 3, 2019

🕔Jun 3, 2019Despite the fact that the “active” weather pattern gave no signs of changing over the past month, few of us thought we’d see so little planting progress by now. But […]

Indiana: Soil Compaction – The “Gift” That Keeps on Giving May 17, 2019

🕔May 17, 2019Soils in Indiana have been too wet for field work almost since last fall. What I mean by “too wet” is so wet that the soils would not even support […]

Michigan: Preventing Sidewall Compaction in Wet Spring May 17, 2019

🕔May 17, 2019The planting delays and wet soil conditions will increase the potential for sidewall compaction to occur this spring. Sidewall compaction includes all soil compaction and soil smearing in and around […]

Nebraska: Addressing Harvest Ruts and Erosion Gullies Apr 16, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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 […]

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