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The Effect of the Disc Coulters Forms on Cutting of Spring Barley Residues in No-Tillage

E. Šarauskis; L. Masilionytė; K. Romaneckas; Z. Kriaučiūnienė; A. Jasinskas

The introduction of sowing technologies into minimum- or no-tillage soil has a number of economical and environmental virtues, such as improving soil properties, decreasing soil erosion and degradation, and saving working time and fuel. However, the main disadvantage of these technologies is that plant residues on the soil surface reduce the quality of the planted crop seeds, thus requiring plant residues to be removed or cut. This paper presents a analysis of disc coulter parameters and an experimental investigation of cutting spring barley straw containing various amounts of moisture with different disc coulters (smooth and notched).

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