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SOIL | Volume 4, issue 1
SOIL, 4, 37-45, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-37-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
SOIL, 4, 37-45, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-37-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Original research article 05 Feb 2018

Original research article | 05 Feb 2018

How serious a problem is subsoil compaction in the Netherlands? A survey based on probability sampling

Dick J. Brus and Jan J. H. van den Akker
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Subsoil compaction is an important soil threat. It is caused by heavy machines used in agriculture. The aim of this study was to estimate how large the area with overcompacted subsoils is in the Netherlands. This was done by selecting locations randomly and determining the porosity and bulk density of the soil at these locations. It appeared that 43 % of the soils in the Netherlands is overcompacted, and so we conclude that subsoil compaction is indeed a serious problem in the Netherlands.
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