Less wheels equals more yields

Comparison between Controlled Traffic and Uncontrolled Traffic

In Issue 1 of Ground Cover we reported on work on controlled traffic being done at the University of Adelaide campus at Roseworthy, South Australia.

Headed 'Less wheels equals more yields', the South Australian studies showed a yield advantage of 11-17 per cent when wheel traffic was excluded from the crop zone.

These photos from the Roseworthy trials dramatically show the difference in root growth of faba beans between normal wheel traffic (C) and the absence of wheel traffic (CT).

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