ARTIFICIAL COMPACTION GIVEN BY PENETRATION RESISTANCE IN SOILS WITH DIFFERENTUSE

Authors

  • N. UNGUREANU
  • V. VLĂDUŢ
  • M. DINCĂ
  • B.S. ZĂBAVĂ
  • D.I. VLĂDUŢ
  • G. BOLINTINEANU

Abstract

Heavy agricultural machinery is major cause of one of the processes of soil degradation, compaction, which became a problem of significant proportions, especially on soils with high moisture. Excessive traffic affects soil quality and crop production, and also causes environmental problems.The paper presents the results of research conducted to determine soil compaction on three experimental fields: plot of energy willow, plot of clover and cherry orchard, while different moisture contents represent subfactor. Maximum penetration resistances were recorded at 45 cm depth, where the soil is severely compacted: 3194.5 kPa on the soil cultivated with energy willow, 2984kPa in the orchard, respectively 3069kPa on the plot of clover.

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2018-10-15

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Working Group 4: Management, agriculture mechanization and cadastre