Description of practice

Traffic on wet soil causes soil compaction. Where it is physically and economically possible traffic should be avoided: wet soil should not be ploughed or crossed by machines, carts or livestock.

Examples of how to use avoidance of traffic Further information
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Umbilical slurry system with wide spreaders

Wide slurry spreaders, in which umbilical systems are connected to a tank through a draghose, avoid traffic on large parts of the field and hence reduce compaction.

 

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