Seed Bed: Three ways to avoid soil compaction

The surest way to avoid yield losses from soil compaction is to prevent it from happening


Soil compaction is usually an invisible yield thief. The damage is below the soil surface, so unless it is severe the impact on root growth and water or nutrient availability is not obvious. In fact, the yield impact from compaction may be negligible in years with good growing conditions, only showing up when there is weather stress on the crop.

Better Farming - February 2009