Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
SOIL, 8, 391–408, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-391-2022
SOIL, 8, 391–408, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-391-2022
Original research article
31 May 2022
Original research article | 31 May 2022

The effect of tillage depth and traffic management on soil properties and root development during two growth stages of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

David Hobson et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-129', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', David Hobson, 28 Mar 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', David Hobson, 30 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-129', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-129', David Hobson, 28 Mar 2022
  • AC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-129', David Hobson, 28 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Apr 2022) by Engracia Madejón Rodríguez
AR by David Hobson on behalf of the Authors (19 Apr 2022)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (29 Apr 2022) by Engracia Madejón Rodríguez
ED: Publish as is (29 Apr 2022) by Engracia Madejón Rodríguez(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
Tillage practices and traffic management have significant implications for root architecture, plant growth, and, ultimately, crop yield. Soil cores were extracted from a long-term tillage trial to measure the relationship between soil physical properties and root growth. We found that no-traffic and low-tyre-pressure methods significantly increased rooting properties and crop yield under zero-tillage conditions compared to conventionally managed deep-tillage treatments with high tyre pressures.