Effect of soil compaction on root growth and crop yield in Central and Eastern Europe
J. Lipiec 1
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V.V. Medvedev 2
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M. Birkas 3
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E. Dumitru 4
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T.E. Lyndina 2
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S. Rousseva 5
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Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 201, 20-290 Lublin 27, Poland
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National Scientific Center, Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research, dedicated to O.N. Sokolovsky Kharkiv, 61024 Ukraine
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Agricultural University Gödöllo, Institute of Crop Production, Gödöllo 2103, Hungary
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Research Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Bd. Marasti 61, Bucharest, 71331 Romania
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N. Poushkarov Institute of Soil Science, National Centre for Agrarian Sciences, P.O.Box 1369, 1080, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Soil Fertility Research Institute, 82713 Bratislava, Slovakia
Acceptance date: 2003-02-25
 
Int. Agrophys. 2003, 17(2): 61–69
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Variations in root growth and functions in response to soil compaction associated with soil and crop type, and soil wetness at the time of load application and weather in Central and Eastern Europe are reviewed. The effects of soil compaction on the morphological and anatomical modifications of the roots were shown. The influence of soil compaction on plasticity in root growth and functioning in relation to structural discontinuity is discussed. Possible mechanisms of root-shoot relations as affected by soil compaction are presented. Crop yields on compacted soil largely depend on weather conditions and initial soil compactness.
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