Soil compaction conference planned for June 22-23

University of Minnesota Extension
Farm Forum

Do you feel like soil compaction is squeezing your yields? Are you wondering what you can do about it? The University of Minnesota Extension is partnering with Manitoba Ag and Resource Development and North Dakota State University to bring the Northern Soil Compaction Conference. This virtual event will be June 22-23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT.

Every equipment pass risks compaction. Compaction affects root and crop growth, water infiltration, crop fertility needs and yield, and crop diseases, just to name a few. However, many management practices exist to help fix the compaction and avoid it in the future. These practices range from the use of cover crops, crop rotations, and tillage to controlled traffic, proper tire inflation, tracks, and axle loads.

The Northern Soil Compaction Conference is a unique opportunity to hear the latest in technical advice from experts based in the U.S., Canada, and Sweden on how to deal with your current compaction, build proven strategies to minimize your risk in the future, and discuss the benefits you can expect.

During the conference, we will discuss management strategies to alleviate or avoid the negative effects of compaction as well as small breakout sessions for a more in-depth discussion.

The cost of the two-day conference is $50. Visit z.umn.edu/NSCC2021 for more information and to register.