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Comparison of direct drilling, reduced cultivation and ploughing on the growth of cereals. 3. Winter wheat and spring barley on a calcareous clay

Ellis, F.B.; Elliott, J.G.; Pollard, F.; Cannell, R.Q.; Barnes, B.T.

Journal of Agricultural Science, UK 93(2): 391-401

1979


DOI: 10.1017/s0021859600038077
Accession: 000618818

Mouldboard ploughing, deep and shallow tined cultivation followed by conventional seedbed preparation, and direct drilling were compared in 1972-76 on a calcareous clay soil in 2 experiments, 1 on winter wheat and the other on spring barley. At sowing the m.c., bulk density and resistance to penetration in the surface layer of soil of uncultivated land were all greater than in soil that had been ploughed or cultivated deeply.

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