Farming tyres are becoming increasingly technological, specialising to meet the specific needs of each of your activities. Whether you are driving a lot on the roads between your fields, transporting your harvest, working in the farmyard or mainly in the fields, your tyres need to perform
Soil compaction is one of the major factors in the deterioration of agricultural land (after hydraulic erosion).
Interview with Hubert Boizard - INRA
Hubert BOIZARD managed the Agro Impact research unit at INRA in Laon-Estrées Mons (France). He took part in and coordinated a great deal of research work including soil compaction studies.
The quality of the soil on your land is a key factor in producing more. It’s your most precious asset and it would be a shame if the repeated agricultural machinery and trailer traffic were to alter so decisive an element for your economic balance. Did you know that excessive soil compaction could lead to a loss of yield of 20 to 50% in a few years?
This compaction impedes the regeneration...
A thorough knowledge of the soil in your fields will allow you to work more efficiently, to avoid excessive compacting and to optimise your yield.
The harvesting period often sees an increase in the traffic of heavy machinery in your fields, the combine harvesters and the comings and goings of loaded trailers generate soil compaction which can be severe.
The catch crops will have very little impact on overly compacted soil and the solution is deep groundwork, with tilling being the optimal solution.
The results of soil compaction by my tractor tyres may appear to be incidental, and there are of course many more important things to worry about on the farm. But contrary to appearances this slow and progressive soil compaction leads to an irremediable decline in production over time, and consequently to a reduction in your revenue. Learn just how far your production and yield can be...
You know that the success of your sowing depends largely on soil preparation. It is essential to work the soil correctly for good aeration and to encourage germination. You can however reduce the preparation work required by anticipating your impact on the soil (compaction) during the harvest thus increasing your productivity.
Spending less time working the soil will save you time and fuel...
The creation of ruts is a problem that frequently arises in orchards, vineyards and forest environments, where there are repetitive passages of farm machinery on the same spots during treatment and harvesting periods, sometimes in wet conditions.
Ruts can also occur in field crop contexts. Rut creation is often confused with soil compaction and while the two are related, they are usually not...