Agronomy Tip: Manage Compaction and Weed Pressure
This growing season, you may be managing the effects of cold, wet weather from 2019 and issues with prevent plant acres.
“There may be more persistent weed situations because of the prevent plant,” Mike Sevey, Technical Sales Manager at The Mosaic Company, explains. “It will take time to work through the fields and get the weed pressure back down.”
“For farmers who are more or less no till, it’s a tough choice on how to manage compaction,” Sevey says.
There are tillage tools that can help break up compaction without disturbing the surface too much. Sevey also recommends cover crops, which have value in terms of breaking up compaction and putting root channels down through a compacted layer.