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    Advent Day 12: 12 years of controlled traffic farming research

    12 December 2022



    Controlled Traffic Farming research has been running on plot at Harper Adams University for 12 years.

    The work investigates soil properties and crop performance as a result of three traffic systems (Controlled Traffic Farming, Standard Tyre Pressure, Low Tyre Pressure) subject to three tillage depths (250mm, 100mm and no-till).

    Opening a recent Soil and Water Management Centre event, which drew together experts in soil health, engineering, agronomy and more alongside industry representatives, Harper Adams Visiting Professor in Engineering Richard Godwin said: “We believe that this is the only long-term international study focusing on soil management techniques where the interaction between traffic management practices and different tillage practices are considered.”

    Read about the work, funded by the Douglas Bomford Trust.

    The history of the project in news articles:

    Long-running Traffic and Tillage soil health project’s latest research highlighted at industry conference

    Scientists, farmers and practitioners share latest research and techniques at soil and water management conference

    Harper Adams University research suggests running low pressure tyres can boost farmers’ yields

    Success for Traffic & Tillage Project PhD student

    Traffic & Tillage Project team complete operations to establish 10th experimental crop

    Soil and Water Conference 2017

    Report launch highlights potential of no-till systems

    Potential of no-till systems for arable farming

    Deputy Vice Chancellor speaks at Michelin celebrations

    Postgraduate student looks at the science of soil management




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