Feature: Searching for a remedy for soil compaction

With help from Ontario Pork and the agriculture ministry, a Drayton farmer is looking to tire inflation-deflation technology as a way to reduce soil degradation by farm equipment


The technology is available to reduce soil compaction from grain buggies, combines, big tractors and other large machines commonly used on Ontario farms today.

Not so with manure spreaders, particularly the large capacity liquid tankers used by pork and dairy producers. Pork producer Jake Kraayenbrink, 47, who farms 300 acres north of Drayton and raises purebred swine genetics, wants to change that.

Better Farming - May 2010