Articles on Soil Compaction

Here are a few articles and links on soil compaction you will find interesting.  We have included both the web link and the pdf file available from that link for your convenience.

Pioneer Seeds - Field Facts on Soil Compaction
This is a concise article on the impact of soil compaction and yield loss. Excellent place to start your understanding of soil compaction problems.
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Soil Compaction: Causes, concerns, and cures
An excellent article from University of Wisconsin - Extension Office on soil compaction. They indicate that compacted soil can create a yield loss of up to 50% due to reduced aeration, increased resistance to root penetration, poor internal drainage, and limited availability to plant nutrients.
Soil Compaction - Causes, Concerns, Cure[...]
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Effects of Soil Compaction
A very detailed article by the assistant professor of soil management from Penn State College of Agriculture Science.
Effects of Soil Compaction.pdf
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Tires, Traction and Compaction
A very informative and well written white paper by Jodi DeJong-Hughes from the University of Minnesota Agriculture Extension Service. Includes statistics, charts and photographs showing the results.
Tires, Traction and Compaction.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [258.6 KB]

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