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Title: An investigation into the design of cultivation systems for inter- and intra-row weed control
Author: Home, Matthew
ISNI:       0000 0001 3581 0765
Awarding Body: Cranfield University
Current Institution: Cranfield University
Date of Award: 2003
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The aim of this study was to investigate the factors that influence the design of soil engaging systems to mechanically control weeds between plants within the crop row in widely spaced field vegetables. A mass flow soil dynamics model based on particle dynamics was developed to aid designers in determining the lateral and forward displacement of soil as it is undercut by shallow working wide blades. The model was validated in soil bin laboratory experiments and used to design a novel mechanical inter- and intra-row weeding system.
Supervisor: Godwin, R. J. ; Tillett, N. D. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Eng.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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