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Bruising risk assessment advice sheet 12 - Soil moisture at harvest

Publication Date: 
21 July 2011

Soil moisture at harvest is a well known, key factor in relation to the levels of bruising. Extremes of soil moisture, such as very wet or very dry, will challenge the harvester operator. In very dry conditions there is difficulty in achieving adequate soil cushioning for tubers on the webs or at transfer points.

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