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Soil and Tillage Research: Why still focus on soil compaction?


Bluett, C and Tullberg, JN and McPhee, JE and Antille, DL, Soil and Tillage Research: Why still focus on soil compaction?, Soil and Tillage Research, 194 Article 104282. ISSN 0167-1987 (2019) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.still.2019.05.028


After attending the 21st Triennial ISTRO Conference in 2018, one of the authors of this letter commented that soil compaction was probably the most common topic aired at the conference. Indeed, soil compaction was mentioned in about 15% of paper and poster titles, with only a small percentage of those addressing issues for its amelioration. Less than 1% of the papers presented at ISTRO 2018 focused on avoiding the problem (e.g., controlling field traffic). ISTRO 2018 is not alone in showing a relative paucity of compaction prevention papers: a very rudimentary Web of Science search shows that publications on the effects of soil compaction outnumber those on controlled traffic by about 13:1 since 1945, and 11:1 in the past five years.

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Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:controlled traffic, soil compaction
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural land management
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable plant production
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable plant production not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:McPhee, JE (Mr John McPhee)
ID Code:134675
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2019-08-27
Last Modified:2019-08-28
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