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The Influence Of The LAI Growing Value During The Vegetative Period On The Changing Anti-erosion Efficiency Of Some Crops

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV040111

Volume

69

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

432 kb

Author(s)

K. Klima

Abstract

This paper contains results of the research conducted in 2000–2003 in the Mountain Experimental Station in Czyrna near Krynica (southern Poland, 545 m above sea level). The objective of the research was to determine the effect of growth of over-ground parts of fodder beetroot, winter triticale, and horse beans on reduction of intensity of soil losses. The research was conducted with the simulated rainfall on the hillside of 16% slope angle. The simulated 105 mm rainfall of 1.75 mm/min was applied during 7 selected developmental stages of the studied plants. Measurement of the leaf area of the investigated plants was conducted by means of the ‘Sun Scan Canopy Analysis System’ apparatus for LAI. From the results obtained, it was stated that the soil protective efficie

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