Harvesting: Its effect on the physical properties of soils.

  • K. Boyle Faculty of Agriculture, University College, Belfield, Dublin 4.
  • E.P. Farrell Faculty of Agriculture, University College, Belfield, Dublin 4.
  • J.J. Gardiner Faculty of Agriculture, University College, Belfield, Dublin 4.
Keywords: Harvesting, tractor harvesting, total porosity, soil damage, soil compaction, skidder harvesting, bulk density, soil conditions, forest soils.

Abstract

A project on the effect of harvesting by tractor skidder on the physical properties of a soil was carried out on a surface water-gley. Skidding significantly increased bulk density and reduced total porosity under wheel ruts. To minimise damage on vulnerable sites careful consideration should be given to the methods and timing of extraction.
Published
1982-11-01
How to Cite
Boyle, K., Farrell, E., & Gardiner, J. (1982). Harvesting: Its effect on the physical properties of soils. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9519
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