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Row-Crop Soil Compaction Profiles - Implications for Reduced Tillage Tool Design
- Bulik, Chuck, Rumsey, James W.
- Applied engineering in agriculture 1989 v.5 no.1 pp. 44-47
- agricultural engineering, conventional tillage, furrows, reduced tillage, rowcrops, soil compaction, tomatoes, traffic
- Quantitative descriptions are presented for soil compaction profiles in two commercial fields and one experimental field of processing tomatoes. An experimental three-pass reduced tillage system was compared with an eight pass conventional tillage system for postharvest compaction profiles. The reduced tillage system reduced soil compaction to a greater extent than conventional tillage in both the traffic furrows and the cropping zone beds.