Effect of tire inflation pressure on soil properties and yield in a corn - Soybean rotation for three tillage systems in the Midwestern United States

Md Rayhan Shaheb, Tony E. Grift, Richard J. Godwin, Edward Dickin, David R. White, Paula A. Misiewicz

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Abstract

A study of the effect of tire pressure and tillage systems on soil properties and crop development in a corn (Zea mays L.)/soybean (Glycine max L.) rotation was conducted in Champaign County, Illinois from November 2016 through October 2017. The treatment comprised standard and low tire pressures (standard/low tire pressures were 0.14/0.07 MPa for the tillage tractor JD 7930, 0.12/0.05 MPa for the planter tractor JD 7700, and 0.21/0.14 MPa for the combine harvester JD 9410) and three tillage systems; deep tillage (450mm), shallow tillage (100mm) and no-till. The results showed that tillage had a significant effect on soil moisture content (MC) in the soybean field (p=0.009), and the cone penetrometer resistance (PR) in both corn and soybean (p<0.001). The central non-trafficked inter-rows always had a higher soil MC (%) and lower PR values compared to other locations (p<0.001). Tire inflation pressure had a significant effect on the grain yield of corn (p=0.005) in which 4.31% higher yield (15.02 Mg ha-1) was recorded in lower inflation pressure plots compared to standard tire pressure plots (14.40 Mg ha-1). In soybean, the tillage system had a significant effect on the grain yield (p=0.001), where the highest grain yield (4.86 Mg ha-1) was recorded in deep tillage being 2.74% and 4.51% higher than that of shallow tillage (4.73 Mg ha-1) and no-till (4.65 Mg ha-1), respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventASABE 2018 Annual International Meeting - Detroit, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2018Aug 1 2018

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OtherASABE 2018 Annual International Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit
Period7/29/188/1/18

Keywords

  • Crop growth
  • Grain yield
  • Penetrometer resistance
  • Soil compaction
  • Soil conditions
  • Tire pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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    Shaheb, M. R., Grift, T. E., Godwin, R. J., Dickin, E., White, D. R., & Misiewicz, P. A. (2018). Effect of tire inflation pressure on soil properties and yield in a corn - Soybean rotation for three tillage systems in the Midwestern United States. Paper presented at ASABE 2018 Annual International Meeting, Detroit, United States. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.201801834