Subsoiling can help to improve the growth in all crops where compaction is a problem. Inevitably, soils become compacted in areas tracked by machinery which can restrict the movement of water, air and plant roots within the soil; impacting on their survival. Subsoiling breaks up the soil layers below the normal tillage depths alleviating structural compaction in the rooting zone which can lead to better drainage, better root development and increased fungal and bacterial activity.
High clay content soils in particular can really benefit from regular subsoiling to help with drainage and aeration as well as encouraging worm populations and the general improvement of the soil structure. The result is a soil environment that is ideal for maximum growth, leading to stronger crops that are better suited to withstand long periods of prolonged rainfall as well as drought.