Seed zone properties and crop performance as affected by three no-till seeders for permanent raised beds in arid northwest China

Article


He, Jin, Li, Hongwen, McHugh, Allen David, Wang, Qingjie, Li, Hui, Rasaily, Rabi Gautam and Sarker, Khokan Kumer. 2012. "Seed zone properties and crop performance as affected by three no-till seeders for permanent raised beds in arid northwest China ." Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 11 (10), pp. 1654-1664. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2095-3119(12)60168-3
Article Title

Seed zone properties and crop performance as affected by three no-till seeders for permanent raised beds in arid northwest China

ERA Journal ID44486
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHe, Jin (Author), Li, Hongwen (Author), McHugh, Allen David (Author), Wang, Qingjie (Author), Li, Hui (Author), Rasaily, Rabi Gautam (Author) and Sarker, Khokan Kumer (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Integrative Agriculture
Journal Citation11 (10), pp. 1654-1664
Number of Pages11
Year2012
Place of PublicationOxford, United Kingdom
ISSN1671-2927
2095-3119
2210-450X
2352-3425
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/S2095-3119(12)60168-3
Web Address (URL)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095311912601683
Abstract

The no-till seeders of various soil opener configurations have been shown to produce various soil physical responses in relation to soil and climate conditions, thus affecting crop performance in permanent raised beds (PRB) systems. This is particularly important in arid Northwest China where large volumes of residue are retained on the soil surface after harvest. In Zhangye, Gansu Province, China, a field trial assessed the effects of three typical (powered-chopper, powered-cutter and powered-disc) PRB no-till seeders and one traditional seeder on soil disturbance, residue cover index, bulk density, fuel consumption, plant growth, and subsequent yield. In general, seedbed conditions and crop performance for PRB no-till seeders seeded plots were better than for traditional seeded plots. In PRB cropping system, the powered-chopper seeder decreased mean soil disturbance and increased residue cover index compared to powered-disc and -cutter seeders. However, the results indicated that soil bulk density was 2.3-4.8% higher, soil temperature was 0.2-0.6°C lower, and spring wheat emergence was 3.2-4.7% less. This was attributed to greater levels of residue cover and firmer seedbeds. Spring maize and wheat performance in the powered-cutter and -disc treatments was better (non-significant) than powered-chopper treatment. So powered disc no-till seeder, which generally provided the best planting condition and the highest yield, appeared to be the suitable seeder in heavy residue cover conditions. Considering the precision requirements for soil disturbance and residue cover, the powered strip-chopping no-till seeder could be a suitable option for PRB cropping system in Northwest China. Although these results are preliminary, they are still valuable for the design and selection of no-till seeders for PRB cropping systems in arid Northwest China.

Keywordscrop growth; no-till seeder; permanent raised beds; seedbed; yield
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020410605. Soil physics
300403. Agronomy
409901. Agricultural engineering
Public Notes

Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.

Byline AffiliationsChina Agricultural University, China
National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/q2v53/seed-zone-properties-and-crop-performance-as-affected-by-three-no-till-seeders-for-permanent-raised-beds-in-arid-northwest-china

  • 1750
    total views
  • 9
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Direct comparison of runoff of residual and knockdown herbicides in sugarcane using a rainfall simulator finds large difference in runoff losses and toxicity relative to diuron
Silburn, D. Mark, Fillols, Emilie, Rojas-Ponce, Samuel, Lewis, Steve and McHugh, A.D.. 2023. "Direct comparison of runoff of residual and knockdown herbicides in sugarcane using a rainfall simulator finds large difference in runoff losses and toxicity relative to diuron." Science of the Total Environment. 863. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160976
Development and performance evaluation of a wet-resistant strip-till seeder for sowing wheat following rice
Li, Chaosu, Tang, Yonglu, McHugh, Allen D., Wu, Xiaoli, Liu, Miao, Li, Ming, Xiong, Tao, Ling, Dong, Tang, Qing, Liao, Min, Du, S., Zhu, Jie and Huang, Yan. 2022. "Development and performance evaluation of a wet-resistant strip-till seeder for sowing wheat following rice." Biosystems Engineering. 220, pp. 146-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2022.05.019
Synergistic Texturing and Bi/Sb-Te Antisite Doping Secure High Thermoelectric Performance in Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3-Based Thin Films
Tan, Ming, Shi, Xiao-Lei, Liu, Wei-Di, Li, Meng, Wang, Yaling, Li, Hui, Deng, Yuan and Chen, Zhi-Gang. 2021. "Synergistic Texturing and Bi/Sb-Te Antisite Doping Secure High Thermoelectric Performance in Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3-Based Thin Films." Advanced Energy Materials. 11 (40), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202102578
In situ crystal-amorphous compositing inducing ultrahigh thermoelectric performance of p-type Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 hybrid thin films
Tan, Ming, Liu, Wei-Di, Shi, Xiao-Lei, Shang, Jin, Li, Hui, Liu, Xiaobao, Kou, Liangzhi, Dargusch, Matthew, Deng, Yuan and Chen, Zhi-Gang. 2020. "In situ crystal-amorphous compositing inducing ultrahigh thermoelectric performance of p-type Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 hybrid thin films." Nano Energy. 78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105379
Deep blade loosening and two-dimensional infiltration theory make furrow irrigation predictable, simpler and more efficient
Hamilton, G.J., Akbar, G., Raine, S. and McHugh, A.. 2020. "Deep blade loosening and two-dimensional infiltration theory make furrow irrigation predictable, simpler and more efficient." Agricultural Water Management. 239, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106241
Anisotropy Control–Induced Unique Anisotropic Thermoelectric Performance in the n-Type Bi2Te2.7Se0.3 Thin Films
Tan, Ming, Liu, Wei-Di, Shi, Xiao-Lei, Gao, Han, Li, Hui, Li, Cong, Liu, Xiao-Biao, Deng, Yuan and Chen, Zhi-Gang. 2019. "Anisotropy Control–Induced Unique Anisotropic Thermoelectric Performance in the n-Type Bi2Te2.7Se0.3 Thin Films." Small Methods. 3 (11), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1002/smtd.201900582
Deep blade loosening increases root growth, organic carbon, aeration, drainage, lateral infiltration and productivity
Hamilton, G. J., Bakker, D., Akbar, G., Hassan, I., Hussain, Z., McHugh, A. and Raine, S.. 2019. "Deep blade loosening increases root growth, organic carbon, aeration, drainage, lateral infiltration and productivity." Geoderma. 345, pp. 72-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.01.046
Impact of permanent bed renovation practice on irrigation performance and productivity
Akbar, Ghani, Hamilton, Greg, McHugh, Allen David and Raine, Steven. 2018. "Impact of permanent bed renovation practice on irrigation performance and productivity." Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 55 (3), pp. 675-682. https://doi.org/10.21162/PAKJAS/18.4576
Increasing crop yields through conservation tillage in dryland areas of China
Li, H. W., He, J., Gao, H. W., Tullberg, J. N., McHugh, A. D. and Li, H.. 2011. "Increasing crop yields through conservation tillage in dryland areas of China." WCCA 2011: Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World . Brisbane, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2011 Canberra, Australia.
Conservation tillage improves soil properties and crops yields in North China
He, J., Li, H. W., Tullberg, J. N., McHugh, A. D. and Li, H.. 2011. "Conservation tillage improves soil properties and crops yields in North China." WCCA 2011: Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World . Brisbane, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2011 Canberra, Australia.
Improved no-till seeding performance in Northern China using powered-chain residue manager
Li, H., Li, H. W., McHugh, A. D. and He, J.. 2011. "Improved no-till seeding performance in Northern China using powered-chain residue manager." WCCA 2011: Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World . Brisbane, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2011 Canberra, Australia.
Controlled traffic/permanent bed farming reduces GHG emissions
Tullberg, J., McHugh, A., Khabbaz, B. Ghareel, Scheer, C. and Grace, P.. 2011. "Controlled traffic/permanent bed farming reduces GHG emissions." WCCA 2011: Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World . Brisbane, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2011 Canberra, Australia.
Short term agronomic gains from conservation agriculture in NW China
McHugh, A. D., Li, H., Ma, Z., Cao, X. and Zhang, L.. 2011. "Short term agronomic gains from conservation agriculture in NW China." WCCA 2011: Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World . Brisbane, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2011 Canberra, Australia.
A preliminary evaluation of furrow inflow rate and cut-off time on the performance of smallholder raised bed farming systems
Akbar, G., McHugh, A. D., Raine, S. R. and Hamilton, G.. 2011. "A preliminary evaluation of furrow inflow rate and cut-off time on the performance of smallholder raised bed farming systems ." WCCA 2011: Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World . Brisbane, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2011 Canberra, Australia.
A preliminary evaluation of irrigation performance and in season changes under permanent raised beds on Vertosol in Queensland, Australia
Akbar, G., Raine, S., McHugh, J. and Hamilton, G.. 2011. "A preliminary evaluation of irrigation performance and in season changes under permanent raised beds on Vertosol in Queensland, Australia." WCCA 2011: Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World . Brisbane, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2011 Canberra, Australia.
Spot spraying reduces herbicide concentrations in runoff
Melland, Alice R., Silburn, D. Mark, McHugh, Allen D., Fillols, Emilie, Rojas-Ponce, Samuel, Baillie, Craig and Lewis, Stephen. 2016. "Spot spraying reduces herbicide concentrations in runoff." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 64 (20), pp. 4009-4020. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.5b03688
Influence of controlled traffic no-till system on soil chemical properties and crop yield in annual double-cropping area of the North China Plain
Lu, Caiyun, Li, Hongwen, He, Jin, Wang, Qingjie, Sarker, Khokan Kumer, Li, Wenying, Lu, Zhanyuan, Rasaily, Rabi G., Li, Hui and Chen, Guangnan. 2016. "Influence of controlled traffic no-till system on soil chemical properties and crop yield in annual double-cropping area of the North China Plain." Soil Research. 54 (6), pp. 760-766. https://doi.org/10.1071/SR15123
Managing lateral infiltration on wide beds in clay and sandy clay loam using Hydrus 2D
Akbar, Ghani, Raine, Steven, McHugh, Allen David and Hamilton, Greg. 2015. "Managing lateral infiltration on wide beds in clay and sandy clay loam using Hydrus 2D." Irrigation Science. 33 (3), pp. 177-190. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00271-014-0458-9
Management to improve soil productivity and maximise lateral infiltration in permanent bed-furrow irrigation systems
Hamilton, Greg, Akbar, Ghani, Hassan, Iqbal, Raine, Steve, McHugh, Allen, Fisher, Peter, Bakker, Derk and Sheppard, Jessica. 2014. "Management to improve soil productivity and maximise lateral infiltration in permanent bed-furrow irrigation systems." Patti, Antonio, Tang, Caixan and Wong, Vanessa (ed.) 2014 National Soil Science Conference. Melbourne, Australia 23 - 27 Nov 2014 Melbourne, Australia.
Traffic and tillage effects on runoff and soil loss on the Loess Plateau of northern China
Wang, Xiaoyan, Gao, Huanwen, Tullberg, J. N., Li, Hongwen, Kuhn, Nikolaus, McHugh, A. D. and Li, Yuxia. 2008. "Traffic and tillage effects on runoff and soil loss on the Loess Plateau of northern China." Australian Journal of Soil Research. 46 (8), pp. 667-675. https://doi.org/10.1071/SR08063
Controlled traffic farming with no tillage for improved fallow water storage and crop yield on the Chinese Loess Plateau
Wang, Qingjie, Chen, Hao, Li, Hongwen, Li, Wenying, Wang, Xiaoyan, McHugh, A. D., He, Jin and Gao, Huanwen. 2009. "Controlled traffic farming with no tillage for improved fallow water storage and crop yield on the Chinese Loess Plateau." Soil and Tillage Research. 104 (1), pp. 192-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2008.10.012
Controlled traffic farming restores soil structure
McHugh, A. D., Tullberg, J. N. and Freebairn, D. M.. 2009. "Controlled traffic farming restores soil structure." Soil and Tillage Research. 104 (1), pp. 164-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2008.10.010
Annual report 2008: South-East Queensland Irrigation Futures: research and development support
Raine, S. R. and McHugh, A. D.. 2009. Annual report 2008: South-East Queensland Irrigation Futures: research and development support. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Improving irrigation efficiency through precision irrigation in South East Queensland
Eberhard, J., McHugh, A., Scobie, M., Schmidt, E., McCarthy, A., Uddin, Md J., McKeering, L. and Poulter, R.. 2013. Improving irrigation efficiency through precision irrigation in South East Queensland. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
South-east Queensland irrigation futures research and development support: progress report
McHugh, A. D. and Eberhard, J.. 2011. South-east Queensland irrigation futures research and development support: progress report. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Permanent raised beds improved soil structure and yield of spring wheat in arid north-western China
He, J., McHugh, A. D., Li, H. W., Wang, Q. J., Li, W. Y., Rasaily, R. G. and Li, H.. 2012. "Permanent raised beds improved soil structure and yield of spring wheat in arid north-western China." Soil Use and Management. 28 (4), pp. 536-543. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2012.00445.x
Impact of renovating permanent raised beds on water use productivity under vertisol
Akbar, Ghani, Raine, Steven, McHugh, Allen and Hamilton, Greg. 2012. "Impact of renovating permanent raised beds on water use productivity under vertisol." Currey, Anne (ed.) ICID & Irrigation Australia 2012 Conference and Trade Show. Adelaide, Australia 24 - 29 Jun 2012 Sydney, Australia.
A soil management technique to enhance lateral infiltration (subbing) in permanent raised beds
Akbar, Ghani, Raine, Steven, McHugh, Allen and Hamilton, Greg. 2012. "A soil management technique to enhance lateral infiltration (subbing) in permanent raised beds." Currey, Anne (ed.) ICID & Irrigation Australia 2012 Conference and Trade Show. Adelaide, Australia 24 - 29 Jun 2012 Sydney, Australia.
Spring wheat performance and water use efficiency on permanent raised beds in arid northwest China
He, Jin, Li, Hongwen, McHugh, A. D., Ma, Zhongmin, Cao, Xinhui, Wang, Qingjie, Zhang, Xuemin and Zhang, Xirui. 2008. "Spring wheat performance and water use efficiency on permanent raised beds in arid northwest China ." Australian Journal of Soil Research. 46 (8), pp. 659-666. https://doi.org/10.1071/SR07229
Soil physical properties and infiltration after long-term no-tillage and ploughing on the Chinese Loess Plateau
He, Jin, Wang, Qingjie, Li, Hongwen, Tullberg, J. N., McHugh, A. D., Bai, Yuhua, Zhang, Xuemin, McLaughlin, Neil and Gao, Huanwen. 2009. "Soil physical properties and infiltration after long-term no-tillage and ploughing on the Chinese Loess Plateau." New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science. 37 (3), pp. 157-166. https://doi.org/10.1080/01140670909510261
Effects of subsurface drip irrigation rates and furrow irrigation for cotton grown on a vertisol on off-site movement of sediments, nutrients and pesticides
McHugh, A. D., Bhattarai, S., Lotz, G. and Midmore, D. J.. 2008. "Effects of subsurface drip irrigation rates and furrow irrigation for cotton grown on a vertisol on off-site movement of sediments, nutrients and pesticides." Agronomy for Sustainable Development: sciences des productions vegetales et de l'environnement. 28 (4), pp. 507-519. https://doi.org/10.1051/agro:2008034
Effect of irrigation management on nitrate movement under a drip irrigated lettuce crop
Althaus, Kimberley, McKeering, Loretta M., McHugh, Allen and Raine, Steven R.. 2009. "Effect of irrigation management on nitrate movement under a drip irrigated lettuce crop ." Banhazi, T. M. and Saunders, C. (ed.) SEAg 2009: Agricultural Technologies In a Changing Climate. Brisbane, Australia 13 - 16 Sep 2009 Brisbane, Australia.
I-V characteristics and electro-mechanical response of different carbon black/epoxy composites
Ji, Xiaoyong, Li, Hui, Hui, David, Hsiao, Kuang-Ting, Ou, Jinping and Lau, Alan K. T.. 2010. "I-V characteristics and electro-mechanical response of different carbon black/epoxy composites." Composites Part B: Engineering. 41 (1), pp. 25-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2009.05.001
Modelling of water and solutes in permanent raised beds
Cook, F. J., Knight, J. H., Humphreys, E., McHugh, A. D., Tisdall, J., Hamilton, G. and Roth, C. H.. 2009. "Modelling of water and solutes in permanent raised beds." Anderssen, R. S., Braddock, R. D. and Newham, L. T. H. (ed.) 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Cairns, Australia 13 - 17 Jul 2009 Canberra, Australia. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand .