A man checks the pressure on a tyre on a piece of farm kit
Improved on-farm understanding and use of tillage equipment combined with better use of tyre technology could be key to cutting costly soil compaction. Damaged soils are estimated to cost UK agriculture more than £1bn/year – half of which can be attributed to compaction caused my machinery – through reduced yield, increased cultivation costs and the extra inputs required to boost production. An increase in soil bulk density from 1.35t/cu m to 1.50t/cu m can reduce crop yields by 10–15%, plus […]