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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Compaction and Fall Soil Moisture

Soil moisture this fall is likely to be relatively high even if we do not get much more rain.  Controlling compaction is critical to keep soil in top condition to produce.  Compaction is actually less likely to be a problem in long term no-till soils because the existing macro-pores (worm channels and root channels) are well established.  Controlled traffic especially with grain carts can help as well.  Adding duals or tracks can reduce the negative effects.  No-Till Farmer gives a lot of good advice in this article

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