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Soil Compaction in Mississippi Landscapes

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Publication Number: IS1974
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Soil compaction leads to many of the problems faced around new home sites and in existing landscapes in Mississippi. Soil compaction is often caused by heavy construction equipment and constant traffic at a construction site or on wet soils. Compacted soils provide a stable foundation for buildings, but they are not ideal for plant growth or water movement. In many cases, it may be nearly impossible to establish plants in compacted soils.

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Portrait of Dr. Geoffrey C. Denny
Assistant Extension Professor
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