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 […]

Minnesota: Soil Compaction – What Can You Do?

🕔May 10, 2018As 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 […]

Michigan: Repairing Harvest Ruts This Spring

🕔Apr 12, 2018I’ve seen more fields with harvest ruts this year than I usually do. There were several weather-related factors that contributed to this situation. The wet spring led to planting delays, […]

Ohio: Avoid Soil Compaction – Reduce Your Axle Load

🕔Apr 10, 2018Heavy farm machinery compacts the soil, both on tilled ground and no-tilled ground. Compaction induced by agricultural machinery often affects soil properties and crop production. Axle load is the first […]

Texas: Aerial Scouting Is Fine, but Soil Health Is the Real Limiting Factor

🕔Nov 8, 2017The era of remote sensing, aerial drones, satellite imaging and GPS/GIS has most producers focusing on the visible issues present in their fields.  The Soil Health movement is attempting to […]

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