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Title: The sensitivity of barley, field beans and sugar beet to soil compaction
Author: Brereton, Jeremy Charles
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 1986
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The sensitivity of spring barley (Hordeum vulgare, cv. Carnival), field beans (Vicia faba, ev. Maris Bead) and sugar beet (Beta vulgaris,cv. Monoire) to topsoil compaction induced by tractor wheelings, post sowing, on a coarse gravelly loam of the Arrow series was investigated in 1983 and 1984. The study revealed that in both years topsoil compaction increased the dry bulk density, vane shear strength and cone resistance of the soil. Although compaction reduced only the plant population of sugar beet in 1983 (by 35%) in 1984 it both delayed emergence and decreased the field bean, spring barley and sugar beet populations by 41%, 50% and 64% respectively. In 1983 the order of sensitivity of crop yield to soil compaction was spring barley < field beans
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: S Agriculture (General) ; SB Plant culture Agronomy Plant diseases Horticulture Soil science