Soil compaction is an agronomically important factor in soil and crop health. It is a widespread phenomenon that affects all soil types in some capacity and poses several complications for farmers as it can restrict root growth and inhibit the shoot growth of plants.
Saline soils have a negative effect on plant growth and development. These soil types are a major limiting factor in crop growth worldwide. As a matter of fact, it is estimated that a total of 20% cultivated lands and 33% irrigated agricultural lands are afflicted by high salinity.