The images below show the effects that deep ripping has had on the root structure of pulses growing on ripped and unripped soil. The site at Netherby, hosted by RobCo, has two major soil constraints: non-wetting sandy top soil, and a hard setting clay pan at approximately 15-20cm deep. A section of the trial was kindly ripped by the site hosts prior to sowing to a depth of approximately 30cm with 65cm tyne spacings.
The trial will be taken through to harvest to measure yield and grain size, and will be reported in the 2020 BCG Season Research Results and presented at Trials Review Day in 2021. This trial was made possible thanks to BCG members, as this trial was funded through BCG memberships.