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Research article2012Peer reviewed

Effects of compaction during drilling on yield of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.)

Arvidsson, Johan; Bölenius, Elisabeth; Cavalieri, K.M.V.


Overall, the sugar beet crop was relatively insensitive to different levels of traffic applied at the time of sowing. The results indicate that the risk of yield losses due to compaction caused by normal traffic after autumn ploughing is low. However with ploughless tillage, soil bulk density may be too high for optimal growth regardless of traffic during seedbed preparation. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier B.V.


Bulk density; Nutrient uptake; Mouldboard ploughing; Ploughless tillage; Shallow tillage

Published in

European Journal of Agronomy
2012, Volume: 39, pages: 44-51