Clay Delving

Clay Delving involves deep ripping areas of sandy soils over clay sub-soils, with purpose built equipment to raise clay to the surface, in order to overcome water repellent sands. It is more efficient than clay spreading per hectare, providing the clay subsoil is within reach of the delver tynes.

Benefits include:

  • Correction of non-wetting sand issues
  • Increase in water holding capacity of soil profile
  • Reduction of fertilizer leaching through soil profile
  • Increase in yields
  • Increase in frost resistance
  • Decreased risk of wind erosion
  • Better quality pastures
  • Fracture any hardpan/sodic clay
  • More even weed germination