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  This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of soil compaction due to wheel traffic on corn growth and yield, in summer 2004 and 2005 at the Badjgah Research Station, Shiraz University located in North West of Shiraz, Iran. The treatments consisted of axial load in two levels and wheel traffic location treatments at four levels, including none, between rows, on rows and on entire plot area. The corn growth rate, root density and yield were not significantly influenced by axial load, but they were significantly affected by wheel traffic in all plots. Corn yield with wheel traffic on entire plot area averaged 3.97 Mg/ha which was significantly lower than the yields with the other treatments which averaged 6.65 Mg/ha with no traffic.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2008/08/13 | Published: 2008/01/15

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