CULTIVATING MAIZE IN UNCONVENTIONAL SOIL WORKING SYSTEMS PUBLISHED

Gheorghe Drăgoi, Lorin Piloca, Dan Nicolae Manea
In this paper we present the impact of maize cultivation method on some soil physical features and on yield. We used two soil working systems – the classical one and the unconventional (conservative) one. Trials were carried out in the soil and climate conditions of the Banat Plain at the SCDA Lovrin (Timis County) between 2007 and 2008. Starting from the necessity of removing the disadvantages of the conventional system, developing soil working alternative technologies that ensure the conservation and maintenance of the soil productive capacity as well as the diminution of the energy consumption are nowadays basic requirements of development and of sustainable agriculture.
minimal works; physical features; yield
Presentation: oral

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