Effects of reduced cultivation on soil conditions and root development of cereals
Cannell, R.Q.; Ellis, F.B.; Barnes, B.T.; Henderson, F.K.G.; Elliott, J.G.; Pollard, F.
UK, Agricultural Research Council, Letcombe Laboratory: Annual Report 1976: 27-29
This was the 8th year of the joint project with the Weed Research Organization to compare the effects of direct drilling, fine cultivation and ploughing on winter wheat and spring barley grown on 3 contrasting soil types. On the sandy loam soil at Begbroke, ploughing gave slightly higher yields of winter wheat than the other treatments although the differences were not statistically significant. Competition with wild oats (Avena sp.), the most serious weed, was least on the ploughed plots.