If you can't stay off wet fields, minimize compaction
The best way to manage soil compaction is to prevent it from happening. The old adage of "stay off the field until it's fit to work" still applies. However, the possible severe economic repercussions of delaying field operations may outweigh compaction damage or loss. The dilemma farmers face in a wet spring or fall is not easy to resolve.
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