Grassland Maintenance

Compaction Testing
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  we can treat and rectify ..


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