Wet Harvest 2018: Managing Soil Compaction

The currently wet harvest season is bound to create frustration and challenges as farmers attempt to harvest their remaining corn and soybeans.  Long term, it’s important to consider potential soil compaction from driving on wet fields, and how to reduce and / or manage the effects for future growing seasons.  Here are a few resrouces and videos on managing soil compaction, and measuring possible compaction.

A4144 Cone Penetrometer Use

A4158 Managing Soil Compaction

Using a penetrometer to detect soil compaction: https://youtu.be/Zq_785JqRq8

Tools for measuring soil compaction: https://youtu.be/GpDPwfABfRo