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Pinch Row OBJECTIVE

Evaluate if utilizing tracks on either the tractor or planter would reduce soil compaction or yield in cropping rows influenced by field traffic.

Molly Caren Agricultural Center Madison County

STUDY INFORMATION Planting Date 5/10/2018 Harvest Date 10/17/2018 Variety Pioneer P1197AM Population Variable-Rate Acres 64 Treatments 8 Reps 4 Treatment Width 40 ft. Tillage Conventional Previous Crop Soybean Row Width 30 in. Soil Type Crosby-Lewisburg silt loam, 53% Kokomo silty clay loam, 46%

Weather Summary Total

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

Total

Precip (in)

6.65

3.96

6.28

1.80

5.38

24.07

Cumulative GDDs

138

769

1,431

2,156

2,888

2,888

STUDY DESIGN

Tracked systems for planters have become popular options for attempting to reduce soil compaction in the rows adjacent to the paths of equipment travel. Multiple combinations of these tracked systems were evaluated and the tested variations in equipment set-up can be observed in the table at the right. Planter was filled to 75% with seed.

Equipment Set-ups and Weights in Planting Mode Tractor

Tractor Treatment Planter Treatment Tractor Weight (lbs) Planter Weight (lbs)

8370R

Wheeled

Wheeled

41,590

8,855

8370R

Wheeled

Tracked

41,590

12,010

8320R

Tracked

Wheeled

44,520

8,855

8320R

Tracked

Tracked

44,520

12,010

8370RT

Tracked

Wheeled

42,199

8,855

8370RT

Tracked

Tracked

42,199

12,010

9420RX

Tracked

Wheeled

62,202

8,855

9420RX

Tracked

Tracked

62,202

12,010

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