Q: Is EarthBuster effective for remediating agricultural hardpan?
A: Yes! We’ve run our own scientific field testing, and have been thrilled with how EarthBuster increases the speed of the absorption of water through hardpan (highly-compacted soil). See our study here.
Also, you might watch a few minutes of this unedited video showing EarthBuster tackling persistent puddles on a super-compacted gravel driveway. EarthBuster did drain these puddles, and if this had been in an agricultural setting, where the ground is not driven over very often, the ground would have stayed porous for quite some time. Being a driveway, however, these puddles did return in a matter of weeks, as you would expect from continuous driving over the area.
Q: Have there been any third-party studies done on EarthBuster for agricultural use?
A: No, not to our knowledge. And we have searched for such studies on pneumatic soil fracturing for agricultural use, and have found nothing! This is both disappointing and exciting at the same time. It stands to reason that if EarthBuster increases the rate and depth of water absorption, that it also increases the rate and depth of the absorption of minerals and air into the soil. We are actively promoting our study to universities in hope that several of them can begin to study the effectiveness of deep soil decompaction (and specifically, pneumatic soil fracturing) for various agricultural crops. We are particularly excited about tree and vine crops, such as orchards and vineyards, as their roots would be well served by decompation/aeration at depths of up to six feet.