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Controlled traffic for irrigated double cropping in a semi-arid tropical environment: Part 1, Machinery requirements and modifications

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McPhee, JE and Braunack, MV and Gardside, AL and Reid, DJ and Hilton, DJ, Controlled traffic for irrigated double cropping in a semi-arid tropical environment: Part 1, Machinery requirements and modifications, Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, 60 pp. 175-182. ISSN 0021-8634 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1006/jaer.1995.1011

Abstract

Research was undertaken to assess the potential of using controlled traffic for irrigated double cropping in a semi-arid tropical environment. The research was carried out on a cracking clay soil, in a region where the climate and availability of irrigation water give the potential to grow two crops per year. The controlled traffic system required a number of specific implements to ensure that raised beds could be formed and maintained. Stubble retention, in conjunction with controlled traffic, required the use of planting machinery not usually associated with the conventional farming systems used in the area. A tractor and harvester were fitted with narrow section tyres to minimize the likelihood of damage to the edges of raised beds.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Research Field:Farming Systems Research
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Summer Grains and Oilseeds
Objective Field:Maize
UTAS Author:McPhee, JE (Mr John McPhee)
ID Code:69945
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2011-05-25
Last Modified:2011-05-27
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