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Title: Die Bodenfeuchtedynamik und die Ertragsbildung von Zea mays L. nach konventioneller Bodenbearbeitung und Direktsaat
Author(s): Reinhard, Susanne
Schmidt, Gerd
Frühauf, Manfred
Issue Date: 2014
Type: Article
Language: English
Publisher: Hercynia - Ökologie und Umwelt in Mitteleuropa
Abstract: This paper investigates the relations of two cropping systems, plough and no-till farming, to the development of maize and soil moisture dynamics. It is based on a project focused on adaption strategies of agricultural production to climate change. The soil moisture dynamics of ploughed and no-tilled parcels on one maize field were observed during the vegetation period in 2011. Furthermore, defined plant parameters were used to determine differences in plant development and maize harvest during that time. The results show that in a ploughed soil the volumetric soil moisture has a higher variability than in a no-tilled soil. Furthermore, the outcomes of pF measurements indicate that there is a higher availability of water in ploughed soil. In addition, the plants had more dry substance and their growth and habitus were more homogenous. Nevertheless, the yields of corn cobs only differ in structure but have almost the same size on both variants. However, the experiment could not prove that the differences in yield and soil water content are mainly depended on the compared cropping systems.Key words: plough, no-till, maize, soil moisture, Central German arid region, Chernozem
Annotations: Die Hercynia publiziert Originalbeiträge mit dem Schwerpunkt Ökologie (mit ihren vielseitigen Aspekten der Biodiversität), Botanik, Zoologie, Geologie und Geografie, den anwendungsorientierten Bereichen des Natur- und Umweltschutzes, sowie der Land- und Forstwirtschaft.
ISSN: 2195-531X
Open Access: Open access publication
License: (CC BY-ND 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives 4.0(CC BY-ND 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives 4.0
Journal Title: Hercynia - Ökologie und Umwelt in Mitteleuropa
Volume: 47
Issue: 1
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Page Start: 13
Page End: 30
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