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Influence of primary tillage on yield, yield characteristics and selected quality criteria of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L. ssp. vulgaris var. altissima Doell) in the centre of Upper Austria (part 8)

Liebhard, P.

Bodenkultur 48(1): 3-14

1997


ISSN/ISBN: 0006-5471
Accession: 002872422

The effects of several cultivation (tillage) methods at varying depths with a rotation of crops every four years on a medium-heavy soil in a semi-humid climate were studied from 1980 to 1992. It was proved that a distinction must be made between short and long term effects on yield as well as on quality. Flat, ploughless tillage resulted in compression damage to the topsoil.

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