Managing Soil Compaction at Planting and Harvest

SKU A4158

Author(s) Francisco Arriaga, Brian Luck, Geoffrey Siemering.

If you've worked your fields while they were wet, there is a good chance your soils are compacted to some degree. Soil compaction reduces field productivity in many ways and can happen any time of the year, but the risk during rainy planting and harvest months is often greater. This publication highlights methods to minimize soil compaction, how to determine if and where it has occurred, and provides suggestions on how to fix it (4 pages; 2018).