Soil plays a vital role in the establishment and growth of any crop and unfortunately its management and maintenance is often overlooked. Problems with soil structure will affect root development, fertility uptake and moisture retention. Compaction is often a hidden problem that will affect many crops, with maize particularly susceptible. Plants that are able to develop a strong, extensive root system are much better placed to cope with stress, such as prolonged periods of dry weather.
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