Soil compaction can be a serious concern in moist soils, especially this spring when getting ready to start fieldwork. Compaction has become a problem in recent years due to an increase of field equipment size and weight. Damage to soil structure occurs when working too moist of soil. Compaction can negatively impact plant growth and development, and may ultimately reduce yield potential. Reducing the potential for compaction this spring can help avoid/prevent the negative impact of soil compaction on crops during the growing season.