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Project code: 4-01-115

Plant growing in function of ecologicly healthy food and profit

Main researcher: MUSA, IVAN (100861)

Type of research: applied
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/01/96.

Papers on project (total): 16
Institution name: Belje, Znanstveno-istraživačko razvojni sektor, Belje (164)
Department/Institute: "Belje" Scientific researsh and development Department 0164 Scientific Unit
Address: HR - 54000 Osijek, Kralja Zvonimira 3
City: 31000 - Osijek, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)54 127-044, 123-050
Fax: 385 (0)54 127-091

Summary: The intention of the subject research programme is to make a shift in the sense of the rational and market competitive food. The conception of the rational and market competitive food production includes, implicitly, a distinctive turn point in all production fields: restoration of the soil balance (biogenously, pH) with accentuation on the organic substratum of the soil as living substance and ideal basis for plant growing. The turn point in the production means the introduction of new technologies and technical sollutions convinient to the conception of profitable and healthy food. A part of ecologic research efforts is performed with purpose to determine influ- nces of hydrologica conditions and quantity of fertilizers, applied over the soil with different structure, to crops yield and quality, as well as pollution of environment throughout underground and ground waters.

Keywords: Plant growing, biogenosity, energy, technology, fertilization, rationalisation, soil, percolated water, lyzimeters, piezometers

Research goals: Although there are only very few researches on this subject carried out, based on biologic and ecologic agronomy, the results obtained are reciprocally inconsistent, what points out the complexity of the problem. This leads us to the conclusion that such researches are necessarily to be performed in order to help solving the problem by setting up few aims. Can the method of soil cultivation, used today (slow crop rotation), be changed in order to win biologicly healthier and commercially more profitable food? Answering this question needs a whole range of experimental researches with following aims: - defining the optimal fertilization for the distinctive crop in the crop rotation by drawing a parallel between the common applied fertilization and the combined (organic and mineral) one, and observing chemical and microbiological changes to the soil, in other words, their influence to crop yield components and quality of the most important field crops. Each of the plant growth supporting ellements in the soil has its specific role in the life processes of the plant. - Aim and intention of this research is the scientific authentication, in field circumstances, of how, when and in which amount comes to the contamination of the soil and water by using organic and mineral fertilizers during the main crop production. Exact measurements give us ellements to control, reduce or prevent ecologically harmful effects.

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