The influence of tillage on selected biological parameters
O. Mikanová, M. Javůrek, M. Vach, A. Markupováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/3440-PSECitation:Mikanová O., Javůrek M., Vach M., Markupová A. (2006): The influence of tillage on selected biological parameters . Plant Soil Environ., 52: 271-274.
The influence of tillage (conventional and non-tillage) on selected soil microbial properties was studied. The experiment focused on tillage that was launched in Prague-Ruzyne in 1997. The experiment included the following variants: conventional tillage, protective tillage (without post harvest residues), protective tillage (with residue biomass – mulch), protective tillage (covered by pea crop residues for winter wheat, with fore crop). In the field experiment there were tested: enzymatic activities (activity of urease, dehydrogenase, arylsulfatase and invertase) and microbial biomass. The microbial biomass and soil microbial processes were affected by tillage. Our results show the positive influence of protection tillage on selected biological parameters, especially in variants where soil was supplied with organic matter.Keywords:
tillage; enzymatic activities; microbial biomass