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All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

Deep Soil Compaction - Is It Your Yield Thief?

Have you noticed that your field is not draining as fast as it did a decade ago? Do your yields vary greatly between a "dry" year and a "normal" one? Have you checked your soil for deep soil compaction or subsoil compaction? Compaction that is deeper than 8 inches. The use of heavier equipment, multiple field operations, operating in less than ideal conditions due to time constrictions,...

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