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IMPACT OF TILLAGE METHODS ON DRY MATTER WEIGHT AND ROOT DISTRIBUTION IN PLANTS CULTIVATED
Stanislaw Dzienia, Jacek Wereszczaka
The research investigated the effect of three tillage methods: A - ploughing, B – ploughless cultivation and C - direct drilling, on the distribution and dry weight of plant roots in sandy loam soil. More abundant roots were observed in winter wheat in direct-drilling objects and in spring barley exposed to ploughing. Dry matter of roots was higher in the 0-10 cm than in the 10-20 and 20-30 cm layers. The root distribution of cultivated plants was similar.
Key words: soil tillage methods, roots, winter wheat, faba bean, spring barley, sandy loam soil.