Posted by: timchamen | June 1, 2011

Cropping permanent wheel tracks within a CTF system

In many controlled traffic systems the permanent wheel tracks not used for chemical applications are often sown with crop and it is in our interests to maximise the yield from these wheelways that may only be tracked a few times each year. The first essential is to achieve just as good crop establishment as in the adjacent beds. People direct drilling often recommend setting coulters deeper in the wheel tracks to ensure good cover, others suggest a shallow cultivation such as duck foot tines.

Obviously crop in the wheel tracks will not generally perform as well as on the beds (otherwise why would we be using CTF?!) but the first essential is to get crop established. So what do you do? Anyone’s thoughts and experiences on this subject would be greatly appreciated.

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