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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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.