Soil compaction is an economic reality when considering crop yields, nutrient uptake, and crop root development. Heavier tractors and repeated driving on agriculture land can have long lasting impact which can take years to remedy.
Ideal soil structure consists of 50% soil, 25% water space and 25% air space. Even a single pass from heavy axel vehicles can has impact which can reduce yields 7-20% for several years. Severe compaction can cause up to 60% yield loss.
One of the biggest causes of soil compaction is liquid manure tankers, heavy manure spreaders, semi-trucks hauling silage and grain carts.
Lagoon Pumping and Dredging uses dual wheel tractors for all infield work to reduce field compaction. They also use continuous flow drag-line for delivery of liquid manure slurries which reduces soil compaction. The tool bar with it shanks and sweeps deposits the nutrient laden manure slurry into the root zone as well as loosens up the top soil.
It is best to work in the fields that are NOT saturated with moisture as wet soil creates more soil compaction than on soils that are dry.
Lagoon Pumping &
4015 S 9th St
Columbus, NE 68601
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