Soil compaction, Soil structure, Wheat, Trifolium subterraneum, Roots, Growth
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When farm vehicles travel over moist soils they can create hardpans which can marledly reduce crop and pasture yields.
Research at Wongan Hills Research Station has shown that plant growth and nutrient uptake were affected for at least eight years after the original workings caused the hardpan.
Bowden, J W. and Jarvis, R. J.
"Soil hardpans and plant growth,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 26
, Article 7.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol26/iss1/7