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An investigation into the effect of traffic and tillage on soil properties and crop yields
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 131597846, 2013 Kansas City, Missouri, July 21 - July 24, 2013. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/aim.20131597846) @2013
Authors: Emily K Smith, Paula A Misiewicz, Keith Chaney, David R White, Richard J Godwin
Keywords: Controlled traffic farming low ground pressure traffic random traffic soil compaction traffic management tillage sustainability.
A multidisciplinary long-term project established at Harper Adams University (UK) in October 2011 is investigating the interaction between traffic and tillage on soil, crop and energy responses in a randomised and replicated study to determine the effects of Random Traffic Farming (RTF), Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) and Low Ground Pressure (LGP) systems with Deep, Shallow and Zero Tillage. The aim of this study is to develop an integrated mechanisation system to optimise soil and water resources, crop growth, yields, system performance and economics in commercial agricultural practice.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)