Electronic Journal of Polish Agricultural Universities (EJPAU) founded by all Polish Agriculture Universities presents original papers and review articles relevant to all aspects of agricultural sciences. It is target for persons working both in science and industry,regulatory agencies or teaching in agricultural sector. Covered by IFIS Publishing (Food Science and Technology Abstracts), ELSEVIER Science - Food Science and Technology Program, CAS USA (Chemical Abstracts), CABI Publishing UK and ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publisher - full membership). Presented in the Master List of Thomson ISI.
1999
Volume 2
Issue 2
Topic:
Agronomy
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Dzienia S. , Wereszczaka J. 1999. IMPACT OF TILLAGE METHODS ON DRY MATTER WEIGHT AND ROOT DISTRIBUTION IN PLANTS CULTIVATED, EJPAU 2(2), #06.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume2/issue2/agronomy/abs-06.html

IMPACT OF TILLAGE METHODS ON DRY MATTER WEIGHT AND ROOT DISTRIBUTION IN PLANTS CULTIVATED

Stanislaw Dzienia, Jacek Wereszczaka

 

ABSTRACT



The research investigated the effect of three tillage methods: A - ploughing, B ľ 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.