Effect of various fertilization levels on the crack resistance of horse beans
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Department of Agricultural Production Technology, Agricultural University of Cracow, Ćwiklińskiej 2, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland
Acceptance date: 1998-02-06
Int. Agrophys. 1999, 13(2): 221-225
Static compression tests were carried out on horse bean seeds within the scope of tests on micro tensile tester, Model Zwick 1425. The maximum value of force [N] causing bean crack and sample deformation [mm] up to the bean crack moment, were determined. The variation of predetermined mechanical indicators was analysed depending on the mode of varied fertilization, bean moisture content and loading direction. It was shown that varied fertilizer dose has significant effect on value of force causing bean damage and bean deformation up to crack.
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