Livestock farmers should be assessing their soil structure this spring to identify areas for improvement and to increase productivity from grass. It has been estimated soil compaction costs up to £250/ha/year. However, more than half of grassland fields involved in a Defra-funded survey were found to have poor soil structure, indicating work needs to be done. Soil compaction occurs when soil particles are compressed, which reduces the spaces (pores) between them. These spaces carry vital air and water through the […]