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Compaction

Soil compaction series

1. Soil Compaction

This video describes soil compaction, its effects, and a few ways to avoid compaction. The freeze-thaw cycle myth is addressed and a brief introduction to the next 3 videos in the series is included.

2. Soil Structure: A natural defense against soil compaction

Soil aggregation is your #1 defense against soil compaction. This video describes soil aggregation and how to improve soil biology with cover crops to create a stronger, more resilient soil.

3. Tracks and Tires

This video discusses how to manage wheel traffic to reduce soil compaction, tracks and tires, proper tire inflation, and the benefits of controlled traffic.

4. Proper tire inflation

This video demonstrates how to make your tractor tires perform at their best.

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