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G ooa old days in the qDrtonville area THESE THREE GENTLEMEN are looking much younger than today in these photos taken some years ago. At left is Stan Lindholm, in center is Gordy Delgehausen and, at right is Virgil Gerber (and wasn&apos;t he trim?)!. 10 YEARS AGO Apr. 13, 1993 Jim Martinson was present- ed with his 50 year pin from the Masonic Lodge. Klobuchar's annual jaunt will again visit Ortonville this year. The City has approved a tax increment financing for building a new motel and also there was a discussion on buy- ing the Bill's Warehouse build- ing. Jim Sherod was the lucky winner of the gun donated by the Ortonville Independent at the Pheasants Forever. 25 YEARS AGO Apr. 5, 1978 It was nice on Thursday, 67 degrees, some people raking their lawns. Then Sunday came as quite a contrast when we received about four inches of snow. This issue of the paper con- tained lots of pictures of the high water on the peninsula and other areas because of the heavy snowfall this year. Farm appreciation days will be held Thursday and Friday, Mrs. Earl Noren was the winner of the Winawadaweek drawing. Beginning March 22nd, Bernie's Food store will have a going out of business sale. 50 YEARS AGO Apr. 23, 1953 Helen Hublou is the vale- dictorian of the Big Stone High School class and Nancy Fischer and Judith Dodds were co-salutatorians of the class. The Ortonville one act play cast won first place with Pipestone in the the state con- test at the University of Minnesota. Members of the cast included Rita Gerhardt, Eunice Jacobsen, James Nelson and Douglas Patridge. An expansion program is being planned for the First English Lutheran Church. They are planning an educa- tion building for the 300 Sunday School children and teachers. Mrs. Peter Hansen, chair- man of the Red Cross cam- paign, reports a total donation of $3,552.10 for the county. Ardell Flack and Vincent Halleck were married April 18 at St. John's Rectory. Lenore Thennes and Donald Roder were married April 20 at the home of the bridegroom in Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO Apr. 6, 1933 The Board of County Commissioners let contracts for all major highway projects DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent scheduled for this year. Twenty five brand new shiny yellow painted refrigera- tor cars bearing the name of the Big Stone Canning Company's feature product, Butter Kernel Kern, have made their appearance on the rails. The rails will carry the corn to both the east and west coasts. John Wickland is the vale- dictorian of the Ortonville 1933 graduating class. Bernice Carlson is the saluta- torian. Fifty teachers from the rural schools of the county attended an all day institute at the courthouse on Saturday. About 20 percent of the personal property tax pay- ments due by April 1st remained unpaid on that date according to H.W. Kollitz, county treasurer. i Rosen news By Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Mar. 28 weekend guests at the Roy Schudi home were Angela Kasuske and Emily of Volga, SD and Alan Schuelke of Montevideo. Jeanette Heipler of Apple Valley spent Friday, Mar. 28 to Sunday at the home of her sister Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mrs. Marcy Trombley of Minnetonka was a Friday, Mar. 28 till Monday, Mar. 31 guest at the home of her sister Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg. Arnie Kirchberg, Kevin and Cole of Milbank were Friday, visitors and noon luncheon guests at the M.J. Kirchberg home. Mrs. Myra Schmieg returned home on sunday, Mar. 31 after spending two months at Mt. St. Benedict in Crookston, doing some volunteer work and visiting with her daughter Sr. Myra Schmieg. Mrs. Marcy Trombley and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg attended the memorial service for Ernest Labouc at St. Peter's Church on Saturday afternoon, Mar. 29. Monica Abraham of Mesa, AZ spent Thursday, Mar 27 till Apr. 1 at the home of her mother Mrs. Almira Karels and attended the 80th birthday party for her at the Matador in Ortonville Saturday evening, Mar. 29, 2003. Birthday Mrs. Almira Karels was pleasantly surprised with supper and party at the Matador in Ortonville on Saturday evening, Mar. 29, 2003 in honor of her 80th birthday, hosted by her children, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Karels and family of Paynesvitie, Mr. and Mrs. Fran Karels and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Karels, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pillatzke and family, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Pillatzke and family of Grand Forks, ND, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Stewart and family of Savage, Mr. and Mrs. Joey Taylor and sons of Brookings, SD, Philip Karels and sons Tony and family and Matt Karels and daughter Melanie Karels of Dawson, Monica Abraham of Mesa, AZ, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Karels of Rosen, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Karels and sons, Jamie of Fargo, Joey and Jon, Joan Karels and Christopher, Kassie Karels of Fargo, Eileen Karels of Fergus Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Karels and family of St. Cloud, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Resedahl of Fargo, Mr. and Mrs. John Karels of Fargo, Andy Karels of Savage. Special guests were Marcy Trombley of Minnetonka, Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg, Mrs. Joan Krakow, Mrs. Julie Henrich, Mrs. Joan Strei, Mrs. Adeline Rudnick, Mrs. Alice Stolpman, Mrs. Vernon Olson. Greg Rademacher of Brookings spent Mar. 29 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher. Sunday, Mar. 30 visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rademacher and Breanna of Aurora, SD. Mrs. Pat Karn and girls of Plymouth spent Mar. 29 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt and among folks that attended the benefit for the Joey JCPenney Catalog Located in Liebo Drug/Variety 146 NW 2nd St. Ortonvllle, MN 320-839-6191 I Taylor family at St. Joseph School on Sunday. Mar. 30, 2003. ........ Mar: 29,*weekend guests at th Barnard Pillatzki home were Keith Pillatzki of Halleck, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Moser and Paul of Rapid City, SD and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelko and family of Worthington. Additional Sunday afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pillatzki, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Moser and Paul of Rapid City, SD and Mr. and Mrs. Tom PiUatzki and family. Gene Strei spent SatUrday and sunday at the home of his mother Mrs. Cynthia Strei in Alexandria. Mr. and Mrs. John Jensen and Jordon of Blaine moved to the late Elmer Reiffenberger farm home last week. Students grade 3 through 6th of St. Joseph Religion Education program each gave a presentation of a Saint of the class on Sunday, Mar. 30 at 10:15 a.m. and was enjoyed by parents, grandparents and parishioners. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and sons attended the Basketball tournament in Montevideo Friday evening, Mar. 28 and Saturday, Mar. 29 and were Friday overnite guests at the Tim Radermacher home in Montevideo. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and family were among relatives that attended the 89th birthday in honor of her grandmother Mrs. Tina Anderson at the Harvey Wildung home in Ortonville on Sunday afternoon, Mar. 30, 2003. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd were weekend guests at the Martin Millerbernd home in Omaha, Ne. Walter Township United Fund Drive was held in Feb. and Mar. and a total of $828.50 was donated. These funds were sent to various groups for Diabetes, Heart, Cancer, Sr. Kenny, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Courage Center, ARC of Minnesota, Willmar Regional Treatment Center, Marietta Ambulance, Nassau Fire Dept. The people in charge of collecting were Linda Sis, Marie Koeckeritz, Edwin Goetsch and Richard Maatz. Mrs. Dennis Rademacher and Mrs. Bryan Anderson and family attended the All State Band concert in Yankton, SD on Saturday evening, Mar. 29, 2003. Their granddaughter, niece, Alyshia Salmen of Madison, SD is in the band. C.C.W. Spring Gathering Mrs. Tom Pillatzki, Mrs. John Adelman, Mrs. Julie Henrich, Mrs. Almira Karels, Mrs. Gerard Radermacher, Mrs. Jim Croatt and Mrs. Brad Nelson attended the Council of Catholic Women Spring Gathering at St. James Church in Dawson on Tuesday evening, Apr. 1, 2003. Winner from the Taylor Benefit Raffle, Mar. 30. $100 Savings Bond, Brian Haugen, Woven rug, Dean Peschong, $25 Old Mill Meats, Isabel Kramer, Road Atlases, Jessica Resendahl and Darla Storm, Mint Silver dollar, Rosie Steffen, $25 cash, Liz Gresmer, Catholic Aid cookbook, Sue Nordquist, Blanket, Mike Hoffman, $25 Gift Cert., Matador, Marlys Pillatzki and Erma Pool, Thermos, Barry Wellnitz, Dog food, 40 lb bag, Margaret White, Cat food, 40 lb bag, Lester Millerhernd. Winners of the $20 in trade-Morris Wheel Alignment, Sue Bredick, Don Stolpman, Jean Kirchberg, Timothy Stewart, $20 cash, Marion Barry, $10 Jemma Pilatzki, animal quilt, Megan Radermacher, toy livestock trailer, Sue Stolpman, Barbie doll bed, Agnes Pillatzki, sport racing car, Peg Hoffman. Beanie Baby winners were Andy Karels, Ginny Groplen, George Krakow, Bud Krakow, quilt pillow, Janey Pillatzke, Basket of goodies, Audrey Mogard, $10 cash, Mark Hoffman, Stained glass flag, Madonna Adelman and wall hanging, Judy Millerbernd. Food Shelf well stocked A huge thank you to everyone in the Big Stone Area. You all came through to help the Big Stone County Food Shelf raise a total of 8,004 pounds of food during the March Food Share Campaign!! Our shelves are full due to all your generosity ! ! The food shelf is managed by RSVP Volunteers United with the assistance of the Food Shelf Board and volunteer members. The Big Stone Area Food Shelf is located in the lower level of the Center Mall, at 125 NW 2nd Street . RSVP Volunteers United volunteers open the food shelf from 1 - 4 P.M. on Mondays and 9:00 A.M. to Noon on Thursdays. In case of emergencies please contact the Big Stone County Family Services at 320/389-2555. North Hwy. 75 Ortonville, MN 56278 (next to EconoLodge) '98 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4 cyl, Auto, Tilt, Cruise, Air, CD, 50,000 miles SUPER CLEAN/ $5,900 No one COV6TS Minnesota better. It's comforting to know that Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been providing quality health care plans for nearl the variety of plans for individuals, groups and plans that work Medicare, we've got you covered. Give me a call for more Extension report Jody DeJong-Hughes Regional Extension Educator Ag Production Systems-Crops & Soils Fertility West Central Research and Outreach Center Morris, MN 320/589-1711 SOIL COMPACTION: WHAT CAN YOU DO? Usually when I discuss soil compaction it's in the spring before planting. However, this past fall had been extremely wet throughout most of Minnesota. Crops had to be harvested even in saturated soils. The results are deep tracks across a lot of fields. What management strategies should you be using to alleviate these tracks this spring? First, let's look at what causes compaction. The number one defense against soil compaction is soil structure. It also determines the ability of a soil to hold water, nu.trients, and air necessary for plant root activity. The wetter the soil, the heavier the equipment, and the more aggressive your tillage operations, the higher the potential to damage the soil structure. Heavy axle loads and wet soil conditions will increase the depth of compaction in the soil profile. Loads greater than 10 tons an ax! can, between 20 and 40 whether equipped with create deep compaction, i An overview of the l situation was the soil equipment was heavy were too wet to do gets us back to the I manage these ruts?" The first be to wait as long getting into the field Let the soil dry out possible. For sandier 6-8 inches deep and For heavier soils, stay you can while filling Instinct would lead you you should plow shatter any smeared layers that were creal your soil's best compaction is soil deeper you till an aggressive your structure you you susceptible to further Future manage would be to wait a before getting out maintain proper and decrease axle loads. can be inflated as 1o Check with your dealer the proper tire pres tractor. Before using in the field make tire pressure. Not only reduce soil comp improves tractor Your soil is one important factors P comct the soil down to tWO tg. h.lthy crop. feet'. Loads weighing less than 10 compaction will tons an axle usually keep compaction in the top 6-8 inches, which can be alleviated by tillage. Compaction below the depth of normal tillage operations is more likely to persist compared to shallow compaction. By and large, even the heaviest tractors weigh less than 10 tons an axle. However, full combines, slurry tankers, and grain carts can weigh infiltration and stot timeliness of decrease the stress on l decrease disease Jodi DeJon Extension Educa University of Service in Ag Produ Soil Fertility serwn District includin ( Check out our web site at pe Hydro Seeding Design Services Brick Paver Lawn Irrigation .Landscape Ponds and Snortum Landscape & 1 320 765 2901 Call Dustin today lies. If Dustin doesn't have the he'll order it for you. MANY MORE TO 2000 Ford V6, Auto, Tilt, Cruise, Power Aluminum Wheels, $7,995 Page 8 <b INDEPENDENT TuesdaY, G ooa old days in the qDrtonville area THESE THREE GENTLEMEN are looking much younger than today in these photos taken some years ago. At left is Stan Lindholm, in center is Gordy Delgehausen and, at right is Virgil Gerber (and wasn't he trim?)!. 10 YEARS AGO Apr. 13, 1993 Jim Martinson was present- ed with his 50 year pin from the Masonic Lodge. Klobuchar's annual jaunt will again visit Ortonville this year. The City has approved a tax increment financing for building a new motel and also there was a discussion on buy- ing the Bill's Warehouse build- ing. Jim Sherod was the lucky winner of the gun donated by the Ortonville Independent at the Pheasants Forever. 25 YEARS AGO Apr. 5, 1978 It was nice on Thursday, 67 degrees, some people raking their lawns. Then Sunday came as quite a contrast when we received about four inches of snow. This issue of the paper con- tained lots of pictures of the high water on the peninsula and other areas because of the heavy snowfall this year. Farm appreciation days will be held Thursday and Friday, Mrs. Earl Noren was the winner of the Winawadaweek drawing. Beginning March 22nd, Bernie's Food store will have a going out of business sale. 50 YEARS AGO Apr. 23, 1953 Helen Hublou is the vale- dictorian of the Big Stone High School class and Nancy Fischer and Judith Dodds were co-salutatorians of the class. The Ortonville one act play cast won first place with Pipestone in the the state con- test at the University of Minnesota. Members of the cast included Rita Gerhardt, Eunice Jacobsen, James Nelson and Douglas Patridge. An expansion program is being planned for the First English Lutheran Church. They are planning an educa- tion building for the 300 Sunday School children and teachers. Mrs. Peter Hansen, chair- man of the Red Cross cam- paign, reports a total donation of $3,552.10 for the county. Ardell Flack and Vincent Halleck were married April 18 at St. John's Rectory. Lenore Thennes and Donald Roder were married April 20 at the home of the bridegroom in Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO Apr. 6, 1933 The Board of County Commissioners let contracts for all major highway projects DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent scheduled for this year. Twenty five brand new shiny yellow painted refrigera- tor cars bearing the name of the Big Stone Canning Company's feature product, Butter Kernel Kern, have made their appearance on the rails. The rails will carry the corn to both the east and west coasts. John Wickland is the vale- dictorian of the Ortonville 1933 graduating class. Bernice Carlson is the saluta- torian. Fifty teachers from the rural schools of the county attended an all day institute at the courthouse on Saturday. About 20 percent of the personal property tax pay- ments due by April 1st remained unpaid on that date according to H.W. Kollitz, county treasurer. i Rosen news By Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Mar. 28 weekend guests at the Roy Schudi home were Angela Kasuske and Emily of Volga, SD and Alan Schuelke of Montevideo. Jeanette Heipler of Apple Valley spent Friday, Mar. 28 to Sunday at the home of her sister Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mrs. Marcy Trombley of Minnetonka was a Friday, Mar. 28 till Monday, Mar. 31 guest at the home of her sister Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg. Arnie Kirchberg, Kevin and Cole of Milbank were Friday, visitors and noon luncheon guests at the M.J. Kirchberg home. Mrs. Myra Schmieg returned home on sunday, Mar. 31 after spending two months at Mt. St. Benedict in Crookston, doing some volunteer work and visiting with her daughter Sr. Myra Schmieg. Mrs. Marcy Trombley and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg attended the memorial service for Ernest Labouc at St. Peter's Church on Saturday afternoon, Mar. 29. Monica Abraham of Mesa, AZ spent Thursday, Mar 27 till Apr. 1 at the home of her mother Mrs. Almira Karels and attended the 80th birthday party for her at the Matador in Ortonville Saturday evening, Mar. 29, 2003. Birthday Mrs. Almira Karels was pleasantly surprised with supper and party at the Matador in Ortonville on Saturday evening, Mar. 29, 2003 in honor of her 80th birthday, hosted by her children, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Karels and family of Paynesvitie, Mr. and Mrs. Fran Karels and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Karels, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pillatzke and family, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Pillatzke and family of Grand Forks, ND, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Stewart and family of Savage, Mr. and Mrs. Joey Taylor and sons of Brookings, SD, Philip Karels and sons Tony and family and Matt Karels and daughter Melanie Karels of Dawson, Monica Abraham of Mesa, AZ, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Karels of Rosen, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Karels and sons, Jamie of Fargo, Joey and Jon, Joan Karels and Christopher, Kassie Karels of Fargo, Eileen Karels of Fergus Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Karels and family of St. Cloud, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Resedahl of Fargo, Mr. and Mrs. John Karels of Fargo, Andy Karels of Savage. Special guests were Marcy Trombley of Minnetonka, Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg, Mrs. Joan Krakow, Mrs. Julie Henrich, Mrs. Joan Strei, Mrs. Adeline Rudnick, Mrs. Alice Stolpman, Mrs. Vernon Olson. Greg Rademacher of Brookings spent Mar. 29 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher. Sunday, Mar. 30 visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rademacher and Breanna of Aurora, SD. Mrs. Pat Karn and girls of Plymouth spent Mar. 29 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt and among folks that attended the benefit for the Joey JCPenney Catalog Located in Liebo Drug/Variety 146 NW 2nd St. Ortonvllle, MN 320-839-6191 I Taylor family at St. Joseph School on Sunday. Mar. 30, 2003. ........ Mar: 29,*weekend guests at th Barnard Pillatzki home were Keith Pillatzki of Halleck, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Moser and Paul of Rapid City, SD and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelko and family of Worthington. Additional Sunday afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pillatzki, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Moser and Paul of Rapid City, SD and Mr. and Mrs. Tom PiUatzki and family. Gene Strei spent SatUrday and sunday at the home of his mother Mrs. Cynthia Strei in Alexandria. Mr. and Mrs. John Jensen and Jordon of Blaine moved to the late Elmer Reiffenberger farm home last week. Students grade 3 through 6th of St. Joseph Religion Education program each gave a presentation of a Saint of the class on Sunday, Mar. 30 at 10:15 a.m. and was enjoyed by parents, grandparents and parishioners. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and sons attended the Basketball tournament in Montevideo Friday evening, Mar. 28 and Saturday, Mar. 29 and were Friday overnite guests at the Tim Radermacher home in Montevideo. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and family were among relatives that attended the 89th birthday in honor of her grandmother Mrs. Tina Anderson at the Harvey Wildung home in Ortonville on Sunday afternoon, Mar. 30, 2003. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd were weekend guests at the Martin Millerbernd home in Omaha, Ne. Walter Township United Fund Drive was held in Feb. and Mar. and a total of $828.50 was donated. These funds were sent to various groups for Diabetes, Heart, Cancer, Sr. Kenny, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Courage Center, ARC of Minnesota, Willmar Regional Treatment Center, Marietta Ambulance, Nassau Fire Dept. The people in charge of collecting were Linda Sis, Marie Koeckeritz, Edwin Goetsch and Richard Maatz. Mrs. Dennis Rademacher and Mrs. Bryan Anderson and family attended the All State Band concert in Yankton, SD on Saturday evening, Mar. 29, 2003. Their granddaughter, niece, Alyshia Salmen of Madison, SD is in the band. C.C.W. Spring Gathering Mrs. Tom Pillatzki, Mrs. John Adelman, Mrs. Julie Henrich, Mrs. Almira Karels, Mrs. Gerard Radermacher, Mrs. Jim Croatt and Mrs. Brad Nelson attended the Council of Catholic Women Spring Gathering at St. James Church in Dawson on Tuesday evening, Apr. 1, 2003. Winner from the Taylor Benefit Raffle, Mar. 30. $100 Savings Bond, Brian Haugen, Woven rug, Dean Peschong, $25 Old Mill Meats, Isabel Kramer, Road Atlases, Jessica Resendahl and Darla Storm, Mint Silver dollar, Rosie Steffen, $25 cash, Liz Gresmer, Catholic Aid cookbook, Sue Nordquist, Blanket, Mike Hoffman, $25 Gift Cert., Matador, Marlys Pillatzki and Erma Pool, Thermos, Barry Wellnitz, Dog food, 40 lb bag, Margaret White, Cat food, 40 lb bag, Lester Millerhernd. Winners of the $20 in trade-Morris Wheel Alignment, Sue Bredick, Don Stolpman, Jean Kirchberg, Timothy Stewart, $20 cash, Marion Barry, $10 Jemma Pilatzki, animal quilt, Megan Radermacher, toy livestock trailer, Sue Stolpman, Barbie doll bed, Agnes Pillatzki, sport racing car, Peg Hoffman. Beanie Baby winners were Andy Karels, Ginny Groplen, George Krakow, Bud Krakow, quilt pillow, Janey Pillatzke, Basket of goodies, Audrey Mogard, $10 cash, Mark Hoffman, Stained glass flag, Madonna Adelman and wall hanging, Judy Millerbernd. Food Shelf well stocked A huge thank you to everyone in the Big Stone Area. You all came through to help the Big Stone County Food Shelf raise a total of 8,004 pounds of food during the March Food Share Campaign!! Our shelves are full due to all your generosity ! ! The food shelf is managed by RSVP Volunteers United with the assistance of the Food Shelf Board and volunteer members. The Big Stone Area Food Shelf is located in the lower level of the Center Mall, at 125 NW 2nd Street . RSVP Volunteers United volunteers open the food shelf from 1 - 4 P.M. on Mondays and 9:00 A.M. to Noon on Thursdays. In case of emergencies please contact the Big Stone County Family Services at 320/389-2555. North Hwy. 75 Ortonville, MN 56278 (next to EconoLodge) '98 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4 cyl, Auto, Tilt, Cruise, Air, CD, 50,000 miles SUPER CLEAN/ $5,900 No one COV6TS Minnesota better. It's comforting to know that Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been providing quality health care plans for nearl the variety of plans for individuals, groups and plans that work Medicare, we've got you covered. Give me a call for more Extension report Jody DeJong-Hughes Regional Extension Educator Ag Production Systems-Crops & Soils Fertility West Central Research and Outreach Center Morris, MN 320/589-1711 SOIL COMPACTION: WHAT CAN YOU DO? Usually when I discuss soil compaction it's in the spring before planting. However, this past fall had been extremely wet throughout most of Minnesota. Crops had to be harvested even in saturated soils. The results are deep tracks across a lot of fields. What management strategies should you be using to alleviate these tracks this spring? First, let's look at what causes compaction. The number one defense against soil compaction is soil structure. It also determines the ability of a soil to hold water, nu.trients, and air necessary for plant root activity. The wetter the soil, the heavier the equipment, and the more aggressive your tillage operations, the higher the potential to damage the soil structure. Heavy axle loads and wet soil conditions will increase the depth of compaction in the soil profile. Loads greater than 10 tons an ax! can, between 20 and 40 whether equipped with create deep compaction, i An overview of the l situation was the soil equipment was heavy were too wet to do gets us back to the I manage these ruts?" The first be to wait as long getting into the field Let the soil dry out possible. For sandier 6-8 inches deep and For heavier soils, stay you can while filling Instinct would lead you you should plow shatter any smeared layers that were creal your soil's best compaction is soil deeper you till an aggressive your structure you you susceptible to further Future manage would be to wait a before getting out maintain proper and decrease axle loads. can be inflated as 1o Check with your dealer the proper tire pres tractor. Before using in the field make tire pressure. Not only reduce soil comp improves tractor Your soil is one important factors P comct the soil down to tWO tg. h.lthy crop. feet'. Loads weighing less than 10 compaction will tons an axle usually keep compaction in the top 6-8 inches, which can be alleviated by tillage. Compaction below the depth of normal tillage operations is more likely to persist compared to shallow compaction. By and large, even the heaviest tractors weigh less than 10 tons an axle. However, full combines, slurry tankers, and grain carts can weigh infiltration and stot timeliness of decrease the stress on l decrease disease Jodi DeJon Extension Educa University of Service in Ag Produ Soil Fertility serwn District includin ( Check out our web site at pe Hydro Seeding Design Services Brick Paver Lawn Irrigation .Landscape Ponds and Snortum Landscape & 1 320 765 2901 Call Dustin today lies. If Dustin doesn't have the he'll order it for you. MANY MORE TO 2000 Ford V6, Auto, Tilt, Cruise, Power Aluminum Wheels, $7,995 Page 8 <b INDEPENDENT TuesdaY,