Compaction of the soil causes stress to plants due to poor root growth and also plants cannot utilise applied fertilisers causing yield losses up to 60%.
Water logging is visible and this causes the soils to take longer to warm up with a subsequent loss of grazing days.
We will test the compaction levels using a pressure sensitive lance which enables the identification of the depth levels of compaction.
A simple spade test will visually show the compaction and also an assessment of root depth and worm activity levels.
Depending on the type of compaction which may be surface from 0-10cm or more serious machinery compaction 10-15cm we can treat and rectify both types.