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2010
Volume 13
Issue 4
Topic:
Biology
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
»urawska-Seta E. 2010. THE INFLUENCE OF THE ACTIVITY OF THE EUROPEAN MOLE TALPA EUROPAEA L. ON THE DENSITY, EJPAU 13(4), #13.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume13/issue4/abs-13.html

THE INFLUENCE OF THE ACTIVITY OF THE EUROPEAN MOLE TALPA EUROPAEA L. ON THE DENSITY

Ewa »urawska-Seta
Department of Zoology, University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland

 

ABSTRACT


The main aim of this study is to assess the influence of digging activity of the European mole Talpa europaea L. on the density of winter triticale, winter barely, spring oat and winter rape. Research was carried out in 2005–2007. Study plots were located on three arable fields – up to 60 microplots about area of 1m2, in 30 investigative pairs on each field. The study has shown that digging activity of the mole affected the density of plants in winter rape crops. However, there were not significant effects of the mole's activity on the density of seedlings in winter cereal crops and spring oat crops.

Key words: the European mole Talpa europaea, cereal crops, winter rape crops, density of crop plants.


Ewa »urawska-Seta
Department of Zoology,
University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland

Ks. A. Kordeckiego 20, 85-225 Bydgoszcz, Poland
email: ezurawskaseta@mail.utp.edu.pl

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