Effect of cropping patterns on soil strength and water content

T. Szalai, F. H. Nyárai, S. Holló, M. Birkás

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Soil strength and water content were measured in a long-term crop rotation experiment in Kompolt, Hungary. The main objective of the study was to examine different cropping systems and to compare their effect on mechanical impedance and water content with the use of penetration resistance. The results suggest that soil strength whs greater in a long-term maize monoculture than in a crop rotation. Water content showed only slight differences between the two cropping patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-304
Number of pages6
JournalActa Agronomica Hungarica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999


  • Crop rotation
  • Cropping system
  • Monoculture
  • Soil strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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