Soil Structure & Compaction
Damage to soil structure reduces profit margins.
The structure is the how the particles bind together to form aggregates that allows:
- Roots to anchor the plant
- Water to drain through pores and cracks
- Water retention
- Air to roots for favourable gas exchange
- Mineralisation of nutrients and release to crop roots
- Biodiversity of microbes
Assessing your soil structure takes only a few minutes of your time, a spade and a copy of the Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure score sheet.
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