A poster on the potential use of rubber tracks for mitigating subsoil compaction prepared by the RECARE project team at Aarhus University, Denmark, was presented at the 20th international conference of the International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) in Nanjing, China, September 2015.
Compaction is an increasing and serious threat to the continued fertility of agricultural soils. Subsoil compaction has been shown to be effectively persistent and affects a range of soil ecosystem services.
Under the RECARE project, a case study in Denmark explores potential solutions to soil compaction. The poster presents comparative studies of wheels and tracks at a farmer taking part in a group of stakeholders involved in the project: http://www.recare-hub.eu.new/stakeholder-workshops. The case study in addition evaluates the effects from different traffic systems in a field experiment.
For more information about soil compaction: http://www.recare-hub.eu.new/soil-threats/compaction