23 March 1999
Rolling cereal crops
DOES rolling of cereal crops in early growth stages encourage tillering,
and does this have any effect of significance on yield?
John Garstang, ADAS Consulting
YES, it does.
YES, in some instances rolling can encourage tillering. Rolling can also improve the recovery of roots damaged by frost heave. Yield can increase because youve got more tillers that can produce ears.