Meaning of plough pan in English:

plough pan


  • A compacted layer in cultivated soil resulting from repeated ploughing.

    ‘The decline in cotton yields in the Sudan, has been partially attributed to deterioration in soil physical properties and the formation of a plough pan 20 cm deep as a result of the repeated use of the disc plough for land preparation.’
    • ‘Plough pans are caused by the smearing action of disc ploughs continually operating at the same depth over a long period.’