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Here, corn silage harvesting equipment had caused compaction but it was limited to the surface inch of the soil only because soil moisture was below the plastic limit.
Appreciate Dry Soil Conditions to Avoid Compaction and Correct Its Effects - Articles Articles
The "up side" of dry soil. More
Avoiding and Mitigating Soil Compaction Associated with Natural Gas Development
Avoiding and Mitigating Soil Compaction Associated with Natural Gas Development - Articles Articles
This fact sheet provides strategies for dealing with previously compacted areas on existing well and pipeline sites. More
Avoiding Soil Compaction
Avoiding Soil Compaction - Articles Articles

Avoiding Soil Compaction

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

The increasing size of farm equipment may cause significant soil compaction that can negatively affect soil productivity as well as environmental quality. More
Diagnosing Soil Compaction Using a Penetrometer (Soil Compaction Tester)
Diagnosing Soil Compaction Using a Penetrometer (Soil Compaction Tester) - Articles Articles
A diagnostic tool to measure the extent and depth of subsurface compaction is a penetrometer, or soil compaction tester. More
Effects of Soil Compaction
Effects of Soil Compaction - Articles Articles

Effects of Soil Compaction

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Soil compaction is the reduction of soil volume due to external factors; this reduction lowers soil productivity and environmental quality. More
Crimson clover
Time to Plant Fall Cover Crops - Articles Articles

Time to Plant Fall Cover Crops

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

This is a golden opportunity for cover crop seedings. More
Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills
Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills - Articles Articles

Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Ron Hoover

The seed delivery system in drills is not as precise as that used in planters because they use flutes or sponges to meter seed instead of seed singulation. More
Residue Distribution Critical for No-till Success
Residue Distribution Critical for No-till Success - Articles Articles

Residue Distribution Critical for No-till Success

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Did you know that no-till planting starts at harvest? Uniformly distributed crop residue is critical to obtaining a good stand of the next crop. More
Rain and Thawing Snow On Frozen Soil Can Lead to Rill Erosion
Rain and Thawing Snow On Frozen Soil Can Lead to Rill Erosion - Articles Articles
Water cannot infiltrate when the surface is thawing and the subsoil is frozen. More
Signs of Rill Erosion in No-Till and Tilled Fields
Signs of Rill Erosion in No-Till and Tilled Fields - Articles Articles

Signs of Rill Erosion in No-Till and Tilled Fields

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Rill Erosion in No-Till and Tilled Fields-The snowmelt and rainstorm last week reminds us of how vulnerable our soils are. More
Soil Compaction Dangers
Soil Compaction Dangers - Articles Articles

Soil Compaction Dangers

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

The calendar may say it’s time to get in the fields but the soil conditions should determine our actions. More
Soil Compaction Dangers in Harvest Season
Soil Compaction Dangers in Harvest Season - Articles Articles

Soil Compaction Dangers in Harvest Season

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Avoid wet soils and heavy equipment unless you want to deal with soil compaction and potentially reduced crop performance. More
The Time for Planter Maintenance is Here
The Time for Planter Maintenance is Here - Articles Articles

The Time for Planter Maintenance is Here

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Issues with yield reductions in no-tillage can often be traced back to failure to guarantee accurate seed placement. More
Charles T. Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
Subsoiling Increased Corn Yield on Fragipan Soil - Articles Articles

Subsoiling Increased Corn Yield on Fragipan Soil

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Using non-inversion subsoiling, improved corn yields on soils with shallow fragipans. More
Spreading Manure Now Can Lead to ‘Incidental Transfer’ to Streams
Spreading Manure Now Can Lead to ‘Incidental Transfer’ to Streams - Articles Articles
When manure is applied at this time of the year, most of the soil pores are continuously filled with water, infiltration capacity is low, and the threat of runoff high. More
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