Crop yield and plant density under different tillage systems

Ivica Kisić, Ferdo Bašić, Marta Birkas, Aleksandra Jurišić, Vlado Bićanić

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To determine the optimal ploughing depth and to make tillage simpler and less costly, but also taking account of edaphic and climatic conditions as well as biological and agrotechnical requirements of crops grown, long-term investigations (1994-2009) have been carried out on Stagnic Luvisol of sloping terrains in central Croatia near Daruvar. The paper presents the results relating to plant density and yields of maize (Zea mays L.), soybean (Glycine max L.), oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.), winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Investigation results point to the conclusion that high density crops (winter wheat, spring barley and oilseed rape) are suitable for growing under reduced tillage systems. Yields of low density spring crops (maize and soybean) obtained under the no-tillage system are not satisfactory, especially in climatically extreme years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalAgriculturae Conspectus Scientificus
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


  • Crops
  • Plant density
  • Soil tillage
  • Yield

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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    Kisić, I., Bašić, F., Birkas, M., Jurišić, A., & Bićanić, V. (2010). Crop yield and plant density under different tillage systems. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, 75(1), 1-7.