How It Helps
Soil compaction created from today’s large harvesting equipment in conjunction with the popularity of No-Till farming practices can contribute to an increase in annual soil compaction and subsequent decrease of crop production. Typically soils will lose their ability to store moisture and nutrients as compaction becomes close to the surface soils and seed-bed. A RanchWorx Aerator can remove this compaction allowing crop roots to grow deeper and prevent lodging, while thriving to utilize available nutrients and water that are being stored deeper in the soil rather than at the surface. A lack of compaction or hard pan in a field crop will aid in higher tolerances to drought and extreme weather as all soil moisture will be stored deeper in the soil and have higher infiltration rates.