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Possibilities for a sustainable field crop rotation in Slovenia, compared with EU countries

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Code Science Field Subfield
4.03.01  Biotechnical sciences  Plant production  Agricultural plants 

Code Science Field
B270  Biomedical sciences  Plant ecology 
B390  Biomedical sciences  Phytotechny, horticulture, crop protection, phytopathology 
Key words: sustainable agriculture, field rotation, cereals, oil-seeds plants, pulse crops, conventional tillage, minimum tillage
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Researchers (4)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  04715  PhD Dea Baričevič  Biotechnical sciences  Researcher  1998 - 1999  281 
2.  15993  PhD Igor Šantavec  Plant production  Researcher  1998 - 1999  149 
3.  12493  PhD Terezija Štefančič  Plant production  Researcher  1998 - 1999  28 
4.  01447  PhD Anton Tajnšek  Plant production  Head  1998 - 1999  421 
In this paper possibilities for managing in sustainable field rotation system based on statistical data of structure of agricultural plants are studied. In Swiss and all countries of EU, excluding Netherlands, these possibilities are very good; because of the planned stimulation of growing cereals, oil-seeds and pulse crops, which accomplished themselves very good in field rotation. Proportion of crops, which are hilled, which are a big consumer of humus, is too high in Slovenia and Netherlands. Thus, sustainable managing on the majority of fields in Slovenia is not possible. Almost 12% of grass-clover mixtures and grass in 5-years field rotation enable sustainable agriculture on 25-30% fields. Structural changes in the proportion of different agricultural crops areals on the arable land were been cuntinuing in the years 1997 and 1998. Suggar beet is disseminating in to central parts of Slovenia (Savinja valley, Carniola, Lower Sava plain), substituting the cereals and potatoes. Stubble cereals are diminishing and the proportion of maize fields are rising. Fodder peas cultivation is not been axepted yet by farmers. A reason for that are very high prices of peas seed. Two field rotation trials, each of them in two variants (conventional cultivation and minimum tillage) have been continuing at Jablje near Ljubljana.
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