ST. PAUL — University of Minnesota Extension, Manitoba Ag and Resource Development and North Dakota State University will offer its Northern Soil Compaction Conference virtually this year, with a program planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 and 23.

Compaction affects root and crop growth, water infiltration, crop fertility need and yield, and crop diseases, just to name a few. However, many management practices exist to help fix the compaction and avoid it in the future. These practices range from the use of cover crops, crop rotations and tillage to controlled traffic, proper tire inflation, tracks and axle loads.

The conference provides the latest in technical advice from experts based in the U.S., Canada, and Sweden on how to deal with compaction, build proven strategies to minimize future risk and discuss the expected benefits.

Management strategies will be discussed to alleviate or avoid the negative effects of compaction, and small breakout sessions will provide for a more in-depth discussion.

Visit z.umn.edu/NSCC2021 for more information and to register.

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