Soil compaction as a consequence of utilization modes

Bosko Gajic, Goran Dugalic, Zorica Sredojevic
2004 Journal of Agricultural Sciences Belgrade  
Long-standing utilization of agricultural machines in agricultural production leads to a significant increase of compaction in noncarbonate, slightly smonitza -like meadow black soils, in the Kolubara river valley. A substantial increase of compaction in the investigated soils was found in arable and subarable horizons down to the depth of 30 cm. The compaction increase induced negative changes in other most important physical properties of soil, like the increase of bulk density and packing
more » ... sity and packing density of soil particles, and the decrease of total porosity, content of pores > 30 μm and void ratio.
doi:10.2298/jas0402179g fatcat:lrp3wp5gcfb6nedin265ytsqam