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Response of Crops to Conservation Tillage and Nitrogen Fertilization under Different Agroecological Conditions

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Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Vladimira Preloga 1, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology, University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Ks. Kordeckiego 20, 85-225 Bydgoszcz, Poland
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Academic Editor: Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
Agronomy 2021, 11(11), 2156; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11112156
Received: 31 August 2021 / Revised: 3 October 2021 / Accepted: 25 October 2021 / Published: 27 October 2021
Effects of soil tillage (CTconventional, SS-subsoiling, CH-chiselling, DH-disk-harrowing and NT-no-till) and nitrogen rate (reduced N1, optimal N2 and luxury N3) on yield and yield components of maize and winter wheat in two different agricultural subregions of Croatia (Magadenovac and Cacinci site), were studied in the years 2013–2014 as part of a long-term experiment. Maize yield and yield components were influenced by site properties, tillage and nitrogen treatments. The highest yields and yield components were recorded at the Magadenovac site with N2 and N3. The lowest values of the yield and yield components of maize were recorded on NT and were significantly lower than CT, SS, CH and DH, among which no significant differences were recorded. Winter wheat yield and yield components were affected by site properties and nitrogen rates while soil tillage treatments only had an influence on grain and straw yield and plant height. Winter wheat achieved maximum yield and yield components on a N3 and N2 and at the Magadenovac site. Winter wheat grain yield decreased in the following order: SS > DH > CH > NT > CT. The obtained results indicate the importance of optimal nitrogen fertilization and the possibility of the implementation of conservation tillage for maize and winter wheat production in different agroecological conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: conservation tillage; nitrogen rate; site properties; maize; winter wheat; yield; yield components conservation tillage; nitrogen rate; site properties; maize; winter wheat; yield; yield components
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Jug, I.; Brozović, B.; Đurđević, B.; Wilczewski, E.; Vukadinović, V.; Stipešević, B.; Jug, D. Response of Crops to Conservation Tillage and Nitrogen Fertilization under Different Agroecological Conditions. Agronomy 2021, 11, 2156. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11112156

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Jug I, Brozović B, Đurđević B, Wilczewski E, Vukadinović V, Stipešević B, Jug D. Response of Crops to Conservation Tillage and Nitrogen Fertilization under Different Agroecological Conditions. Agronomy. 2021; 11(11):2156. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11112156

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Jug, Irena, Bojana Brozović, Boris Đurđević, Edward Wilczewski, Vesna Vukadinović, Bojan Stipešević, and Danijel Jug. 2021. "Response of Crops to Conservation Tillage and Nitrogen Fertilization under Different Agroecological Conditions" Agronomy 11, no. 11: 2156. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11112156

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