The influence of an ecological and a low input system on yield and yield components of spring barley

Milan Macák, Štefan Žák, Marta Birkás, Pavol Slamka

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Abstract

The field trial was conducted over the period 2000-2005 at the RIPP in Pieštany in Western Slovakia. The purpose of the study was to investigate yield and yield components of spring barley undersown with red clover growing in ecological and low input systems. In the six year crop rotation pattern, incorporation of straw, crop residues, catch crops for green manure and farmyard manure was used. The effects of farming systems were assessed by evaluating the yield and yield components of spring barley. Grain yields, calculated from the mean values achieved in the six year study period, were significantly differed between ecological (4.8 t ha -1) and low input (5.02 t ha -1) systems. The influence of the cropping systems on grain yield of spring barley, number of kernels per spike, thousand of kernels weight and spike length was remarkable with the exception of straw yield, number of spikes per m -2 and weight of kernels per spike.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1343-1346
Number of pages4
JournalCereal Research Communications
Volume36
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • Crop rotation
  • Cropping system
  • Spring cereal
  • Yield
  • Yield components

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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