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2017
Volume 20
Issue 4
Topic:
Agricultural Engineering
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Walczykova M. , Zagórda M. 2017. THE POSSIBILITIES OF REDUCING THE COMPACTED FIELD AREA IN SELECTED CROP ROTATION, EJPAU 20(4), #13.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume20/issue4/abs-13.html

THE POSSIBILITIES OF REDUCING THE COMPACTED FIELD AREA IN SELECTED CROP ROTATION

Maria Walczykova, Mirosław Zagórda
Department of Machinery Management, Ergonomics and Production Processes, Faculty of Production and Power Engineering, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland

 

ABSTRACT

The aim of the study was to examine the possibility of reducing the compacted area in the field where winter wheat, maize, and winter rape are grown in 3-year crops rotation. For this the following ways were applied: (1) design of the traffic lanes in such a way as to get the maximum coverage of the resulting tramlines through adjusting of some parameters of the machinery owned by the farmer, where the adjustment referred to the tractors wheel track, and partly to the machinery working widths; (2) switching to the reduced tillage; (3) investing into new machinery, that would make possible implementation of the controlled traffic farming system. The proposed traffic lanes establishment, using the machinery existing on the examined farm, and switching to the reduced tillage, resulted in a considerable increase of the area free of traffic. However, the implementation of these solutions requires registration in the navigation panel of all machines tracks in the first year of operation, according to the designed layout, to make the return to the same tracks in the following seasons possible. The accurate RTK correction is inevitable.

Key words: CTF, field crops, reduction of the compacted area, tramlines establishment, RTK correction.


Maria Walczykova
Department of Machinery Management, Ergonomics and Production Processes, Faculty of Production and Power Engineering, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Balicka 104, 30-149 Cracow, Poland
Phone: (012) 662 4634
email: rtwalczy@cyf-kr.edu.pl

Mirosław Zagórda
Department of Machinery Management, Ergonomics and Production Processes, Faculty of Production and Power Engineering, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Balicka 104, 30-149 Cracow, Poland
email: miroslaw.zagorda@poczta.fm

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