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Amending Clay Soil:  Yes It Can Be Done

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What Is Tilth?

When amending clay soil it is helpful to understand that tilth is the soil’s physical condition related to the ease of tillage, ease of seedling emergence, seedbed quality, and deep root penetration.  Soil that is well drained, takes in water rapidly, does not crust, does not make clods and facilitates aeration is referred to as having good tilth.  With a proper management strategy, a good tilth is obtainable when amending clay soil.

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