Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 2,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Smash-ridging tillage increases wheat yield and yield components in the Huai-He valley, China 


Sheng-wei Nie 1*, Eneji A. Egrinya 2, Shao-min Huang 1*, Shui-qing Zhang 1, Qiao-ping Zhang 3, Yu-ting Zhang 1, Ben-hui Wei 4

Recieved Date: 2013-02-03, Accepted Date: 2013-04-28


In this research, a new technology for land preparation - smash ridging tillage was studied. The study was carried out from 2011 to 2012 at the Modern Agriculture Exhibition Station of Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, located at Huang’chuan (31°52’N, 114°53’E) county, southeast of Henan province, China. There were three tillage methods: plow + rotary tillage (CK); plow+ smash ridging tillage (PS) and smash ridging + rotary tillage (SR). The results showed that smash ridging tillage (SR) could increase wheat population (millions per hectare) (10.38 versus 9.53 for CK and 10.23 for PS), SPAD values (50.7 versus 41.8 for CK and for 42.9 PS), wheat kernels per spike (24.1 versus 16.7 for CK and 22.9 for PS), and wheat grain yields (7161.5 kg·ha-1 versus 5803.6 kg·ha-1 for CK and 5930.0 kg·ha-1 for PS). It also decreased the soil density, stem height and spike length. 


Smash ridging tillage, wheat, grain yields

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 453-455

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