Effect of Different Fertilization Methods and Nitrogen Doses on the Weediness of Winter Wheat

E. Lehoczky, A. Kismányoky, T. Lencse, T. Németh

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The field study was conducted in April 2006 in a long-term fertilization experiment that was set up in 1983. The aims of this study are to compare the weediness in plots with nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (NPK), NPK + farmyard manure (FYM), and NPK + stalk treatments and to study the effect of increasing N doses on the weeds and winter wheat plants. The bifactorial test was arranged in a split-plot design with three replications. The treatments were the following: 0, 50, 100, 150, and 200 kg ha -1 N, 100 kg ha -1 phosphorus pentoxide (P 2O 5), and 100 kg ha -1 potassium oxide (K 2O). Three weed species were dominant in the experiment: Veronica hederifolia, Consolida regalis, and Stellaria media. The NPK treatment resulted in the smallest average weed cover. The significantly greatest weed cover was found on the plots treated with NPK + FYM, but the greatest biomass production of winter wheat was measured also in the NPK + FYM treatment, which resulted in a good crop competition. The weed cover was increased proportionally by the rising N doses. The effect of increasing N rates was positive on the winter wheat biomass and on wheat competition to the weeds. Results of our study show that we can manage weeds better using favorable plant nutrition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalCommunications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012



  • Biomass production
  • N doses
  • fertilization
  • weeds
  • winter wheat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Soil Science

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