In the Dirt: The Jackhammer Effect & the Impact on Moisture Movement

Every action on or in the soil profile has an impact on moisture moving up or down. Some passes and implement choices can have a positive impact on water infiltration, but not all do. Understanding how tillage implements impact water movement is one topic that Salford Machinery is exploring at their research site in the U.S.

In this video, Mark Van Veen, of Salford Machinery, discusses assessing water movement in the soil, how the “jackhammer” effect or discs can help move water up or down in the soil profile and what they’re learning at the Salford research plots.

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