[Video] Managing Soil Compaction for Better Strip-Till Outcomes

Do you feel like soil compaction is squeezing your yields? Are you wondering what you can do about it? Every equipment pass risks compaction. Compaction affects root and crop growth, water infiltration, crop fertility access, crop diseases, and yield, just to name a few. However, many management practices exist to help fix compaction and avoid it in the future.

Typical approaches to dealing with compaction include deep tillage or relying on the freeze-thaw cycles brought on by the seasons. But University of Minnesota extension educator Jodi DeJong-Hughes says not only are these approaches not adequate for dealing with compacted soils, relying on them can actually create additional problems. DeJong-Hughes offers insights into how strip-tillers can deal with current compaction and build proven strategies to minimize your risk in the future, all while discussing the benefits you can expect from both efforts

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