High traffic of machinery in hay and forage fields tends to lead to higher levels of soil compaction which in turn lead to decreased production. This decrease is due to lower levels of water infiltration into the soil, root bound growth in the top soil layer, soil compaction, and lack of nutrients reaching the roots.
The use of a RanchWorx aerator will help to minimize soil health challenges related to compaction, and water infiltration while adding to the sustainability of your soil. Our aerators will do more than make the grass green, they will enable your forages to sustain healthier growth and prolonged life-span.
How RanchWorx Helps Hay and Forage
RanchWorx aerators address the real issue deep down in your soil that will provide long lasting solutions to your soil health problems. RanchWorx aerators are designed to do more than just break up top soil, they are designed to fracture your soil up to 18 inches deep. These fractures go deeper than the top soil addressing the real compaction levels that effect the long-term health of your soil and forage. RanchWorx Aerators also cut the roots that have become root bound.
The act of fracturing deep into the soil is one of the best ways to improve your soils health. Breaking up the compacted layers of soil and providing pathways for air, water, nutrients, and roots to get deep into the soil. The soil can store all the needed elements deeper away from the elements where plants can access them when conditions are bad and maintain good health. This means your plants are less effected by the weather and able to withstand tougher periods and be resilient.
Running a RanchWorx aerator in the fall after harvest allows you to open your soils to collect as much air, water, nutrients, and organic matter and store it deep in the soil as reserves. Keeping the root system healthy through the winter. When the Grow season starts the plants are a step ahead and ready to grow faster. The increase in growth rate will increase your production rates, and by starting the growing season sooner it gives a better chance of getting an extra cutting out of the year.
The use of a RanchWorx aerator will improve the overall health of your soil, improve your yields, and reduce the amount of fertilizers and nutrients you will need to add to your fields.