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Breaking Down Soil Compaction: Does It Increase Forage Production?

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Publication Number: P2657
Updated: November 3, 2016
View as PDF: P2657.pdf

Soil degradation is an important problem of cultivated pastures in Mississippi. One major issue is soil compaction caused by poor grazing management. There is significant interest in aerating pastures among livestock producers to address this compaction issue. Aerating can be beneficial in some instances, decreasing soil compaction and allowing for greater plant root development.

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