The effect of foliar fertilization in ecological maize production

Jakab Péter and Fekete Zsófia and Nagy Piroska: The effect of foliar fertilization in ecological maize production. In: Review on agriculture and rural development, (4) 1-2. pp. 43-46. (2015)

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We examined the effect of foliar fertilization on the yield of maize in 2014. The experiment was set up on the area of an ecological farm in Hódmezővásárhely-Kútvölgy, Hungary. The trial was carried out in three replications. The soil was chernozem, the reaction of which was nearly neutral (pHkcl 6.86). Before setting up the experiment, the soil analysis data showed that it had proper nitrogen, plenty of phosphorous and very good potassium contents. In 2014, the amount of precipitation in the vegetation period of maize was higher by 264 mm than the average, but its distribution was uneven. The preceding crop was winter wheat. Fall tillage involved deep ploughing at 30-35 cm depth. Secondary tillage in spring was made by heavy harrow, and seedbed preparation was made by a combinator. The foliar fertilizer was applied two times during the vegetation period of maize in a dosage of 5 1/ha. We harvested the parcels by hand. We processed the obtained data by single factor variant analysis. The yield of the control plots was 11.3 t/ha, on the average of 3 replications, the foliar fertilization plots’ yield was 11.97 t/ha. The foliar fertilization increased the yield, but the difference between the average yields of control and foliar fertilization plots was not significant. Factual conclusion can be drawn only after the results of several years. We wish to continue our examinations.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review on agriculture and rural development
Date: 2015
Volume: 4
Number: 1-2
ISSN: 2063-4803
Page Range: pp. 43-46
Language: English
Publisher: University of Szeged Faculty of Agriculture
Place of Publication: Hódmezővásárhely
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Kukoricatermesztés, Biogazdálkodás, Lombtrágyázás, Környezetvédelem
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 46. p. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 04. Agricultural sciences
04. Agricultural sciences > 04.01. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Date Deposited: 2022. Jun. 17. 12:19
Last Modified: 2022. Jun. 17. 12:19

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