Soil compaction is significant challenge

“Soil compaction is probably the most significant challenge to all crop development,” says Bill Basford, Independent Mechanisation Specialist. Bill will be giving advice about matching tyres and pressure to soil conditions in a workshop during Agri-Tech Week.

He says: “Improvements in tyre technology in recent years has included both increased flex (IF) and very-high flex (VF) specifications. This allows tyres greater flexion with a larger footprint and better traction. Alongside this, recent developments in on-board tyre pressure selection can enable pressure to be selected according to soil conditions and this minimises compaction.”

Bill will be giving his five point plan to help improve efficient weight support and traction at the AHDB, Essex and Suffolk Water and Catchment Sensitive Farming’s tyre management workshop is to be held on 8 November, as part of Agri-Tech Week at The Marsh Larder, Shotford Hall, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9QT.



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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.