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Tramline compaction is causing potato growers to waste up to 14% of the water falling on their fields, and also risks nutrient and spray pollution into the environment. Water flowing down tramlines following rainfall or irrigation is an all too common sight in potato fields, as significant compaction is caused by destoning and planting machinery passing over land which has been worked up into a fine tilth. Furthermore, reducing tramline run-off could allow farmers to reduce their water use, which […]