Effect of soil tillage on water-stability of soil aggregates

Andrea Huisz, Attila Megyes, Tamás Németh

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Abstract

Tillage, in spite of creating convenient media for cultivated plants, often causes soil structural decline and decrease of soil organic matter. In our paper we investigated the extent of soil structural modification affected by N mineral fertilizer with a wet sieving method. We observed the dispersion of the larger aggregate fractions into smaller aggregate fragments and primary particles. According to our results application of N mineral fertilizer may cause disaggregating of larger size soil units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalCereal Research Communications
Volume36
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • N fertilizer
  • Soil aggregate
  • Water stability
  • Winter ploughing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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