Biometrical Letters

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Volume (54) Number 2 pp. 187-201

Ryszard Walkowiak 1, Stanisław Podsiadłowski 2, Michał Czajka

1Department of Mathematical and Statistical Methods, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Wojska Polskiego 28, 60-637 , Poznań, Poland
2Institute of Biosystems Engineering, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Wojska Polskiego 50, 60-627 , Poznań, Poland

The effect of integrated tillage of light soil on potato yields

Summary

Excessive compaction of soil has an adverse effect on its aggregate structure, and as a result also on the yields of various crops. To prevent this negative impact, diverse methods of limited tillage are applied. However, these methods are not effective when cultivating sandy soils of very low natural porosity. An original integrated tillage method for such soils has been developed at the Poznań University of Life Sciences. This paper presents a comparison of yields and quality of three popular potato cultivars following the application of conventional and integrated tillage methods. The experiment shows that integrated tillage contributes to an increase in potato yield by providing better conditions for tuber growth.

Keywords: Traditional tillage, integrated tillage, factorial design, potato cultivars, yield

DOI: 10.1515/bile-2017-0011

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MLA Walkowiak, Ryszard, et al. "The effect of integrated tillage of light soil on potato yields." Biometrical Letters 54.2 (2017): 187-201. DOI: 10.1515/bile-2017-0011
APA Walkowiak, R., Podsiadłowski, S., & Czajka, M. (2017). The effect of integrated tillage of light soil on potato yields. Biometrical Letters 54(2), 187-201 DOI: 10.1515/bile-2017-0011
ISO 690 WALKOWIAK, Ryszard, PODSIADłOWSKI, Stanisław, CZAJKA, Michał. The effect of integrated tillage of light soil on potato yields. Biometrical Letters, 2017, 54.2: 187-201. DOI: 10.1515/bile-2017-0011
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