Studies in soil cultivation. I. The evolution of a reliable dynamometer technique for use in soil cultivation experiments

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Keen, B. A. and Haines, W. B. 1925. Studies in soil cultivation. I. The evolution of a reliable dynamometer technique for use in soil cultivation experiments. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 15 (3), pp. 375-386. https://doi.org/10.1017/S002185960000681X

AuthorsKeen, B. A. and Haines, W. B.
Abstract

An account is given of a reliable technique that has been evolved for making dynamometer measurements in the field. It has been shown that quite small variations in the trace of the drawbar pull are significant, and correspond to actual variations in the resistance of the soil. No significant change in drawbar pull is produced by imperfect adjustments in the hitch or set of the implement within the limits met with in ordinary ploughing, except in so far as the depth of working is affected. The drawbar pull bears a linear relationship to ploughing depth within the region of ordinary ploughing. The slope of the land is without appreciable effect on the drawbar pull up to gradients of 1 in 40.

Year of Publication1925
JournalThe Journal of Agricultural Science
Journal citation15 (3), pp. 375-386
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/S002185960000681X
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Print01 Jul 1925
ISSN0021-8596
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)

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