icfar: PD4

LOCATION: Legnaro, Padova, Italy (45.21° N, 11.57° E) - See map
RU: Università degli Studi di PADOVA  - Dipartimento di AGRONOMIA AMBIENTALE E PRODUZIONI VEGETALI 
START-END YEARS: 1966 – on going
CROP TYPE: wheat, maize, sugarbeet, tomato
FACTORS: soil type, mineral fertilisation, organic fertilisation
DATA AVAILABILITY:
DESCRIPTION:
The trial, begun in 1966, has been conducted on 35 m2 plots in a silty loam soil. The experimental treatments derive from the factorial combination of 3 management methods of crop residues (burial of the previous crop residues, burial with the addition of 1 t ha-1 of chicken manure, removal of the residues) with 5 levels of nitrogen fertilisation (0, 60, 120, 180, 240 kg ha-1). All treatment have been given the same amounts of P (150 kg ha-1 of P2O5) and K (150 kg ha-1 of K2O) by mineral fertilisers. There is also an unfertilised control. Prior to 1984, the trial was conducted with maize monoculture, following this an open rotation was adopted, similar to that in the previous trial.
The trial design is a partial split-plot with 4 replications, the management of the residues on the plots and the other fertilisation treatments being randomised.
SITE MANAGER CONTACT: Antonio Berti, email: antonio.berti@unipd.it;
RECENT PUBBLICATIONS
Berti A., Borin M., Giardini L., 2004. Produzioni areiche. In: Potenzialità produttiva e sostenibilità dei sistemi colturali. L. Giardini Ed., Patron, Bologna, Italy, pp. 99-172.
Berti A., Giardini L., Morari F. 2004. La qualità dei prodotti – Esperimento principale. In: Potenzialità produttiva e sostenibilità dei sistemi colturali. L. Giardini Ed., Patron, Bologna, Italy, pp. 173-179.
E. Lugato, A. Berti, 2008. Potential carbon sequestration in a cultivated soil under different climate change scenarios: A modelling approach for evaluating promising management practices in north-east Italy, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 128, 97–103

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