WINTER WHEAT PRODUKTIVITY AND QUALITY IN SUSTAINABLE FARMING SYSTEMS PUBLISHEDMagdaléna Lacko-Bartošová, Joanna Korczyk-Szabó
The aim of this research work was to evaluate the quantitative and qualitative parameters of winter wheat cultivated in ecological (ES) and integrated (IS) farming systems. Farming systems were established in fall of 1990 at a research base near Nitra in South Slovakia region on brown clay loamy soil. The experimental field altitude is 178 m., average year temperature was 10.4ºC and average annual precipitations was 582 mm. The chemical inputs of integrated system were replaced by multifunctional crop rotation, ecological plant nutrients, mechanical and physical weed control and optimal soil cultivation in ecological system. In the 2005-2007 the effect of two different farming systems (ecological and integrated ) and two levels of fertilization on qualitative parameters of winter wheat were observed. Year of farming had highest influence on production parameters. Falling number and wet gluten had been influence by year of farming, fertilization and system of farming. Fertilization and system of farming did not have any significant influence on gluten index.
ecological; integrated farming systems; qualitative; quantitative parameters of winter wheat