By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field Leader
There is no shortage of examples of soil compaction across Ohio’s farm fields looking back at the last two years. The fall of 2018 and spring of 2019 created some less than ideal conditions for field work leaving many farmers concerned with field compaction. This concern is justified as compaction can significantly reduce yields. Compaction has been a concern for many years as equipment size grows, increasing axle weight.
Researchers have been conducting on-farm trials comparing farming practices to uncover ways farmers can reduce compaction. Comparisons include tires and tracks, equipment size and tillage practices.
At the 2020 Precision University, OSU Extension has invited in some of the leading experts from across North America on compaction research and management.
Featured Speakers include:
Dr. Scott Shearer -The Ohio State University
Dr. Ian McDonald -Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Dr. Mark Hanna -Iowa State University
Dr. Jason Warren -Oklahoma State University
The 2020 Precision University will be held January 8 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.