Managing grassland compaction

Independent grassland and forage advisor, Charlie Morgan explains that "compaction.. can lead to a significant reduction in both the yield and accessibility of pasture in early and late season", and that 'weather and soil type should be considered' when using machinery that work below the surface such as Sward Lifters.

Read the article here: Managing grassland compaction

The OPICO Sward Lifter diagram below highlights how the leg and point fractures the compacted pan to leave drainage and aeration fissures running through the soil. With increases in labour, fuel, feed and fertiliser costs, OPICO's Sward Lifter can improve nutritional efficiencies by extracting the soils natural resources to increase grass yields and profitability. Click here to find out more about the Sward Lifter

The  article was published on the 4th February 2022.