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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: Soil compaction concerns

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As tractors, combines and other farm equipment have become larger and heavier, Iowa farmers’ concerns about soil compaction and its impacts on crop yields have increased as well, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. The poll, directed by ISU Extension and Outreach sociologists, included a series of questions examining farmers’ experience with soil compaction, their concerns about the issue and their perspectives on common compaction management techniques.

This article appeared in April 2014 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter