Cultivating land in Rutland ready for drilling Spring Wheat© Tim Scrivener
Switching to controlled traffic farming and reducing tyre pressures have been shown to increase crop yields and cut costs in a major trial, by helping in the battle against compaction. Farm machinery has become bigger and heavier over the years and the resulting soil compaction is now a major problem for cropping, which is estimated to cost £400m/year in England and Wales alone. See also: Cracking soil compaction will raise crop yields Therefore, keeping on top of the problem will […]