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The influence of Acuastoc on soil moisture and some morphophysiological properties in maize crop

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dc.contributor.author Galeş, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Teodorescu Soare, Eugen
dc.contributor.author Filipov, Feodor
dc.contributor.author Țopa, Denis
dc.contributor.author Chiorescu, Esmeralda
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-22T10:31:33Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-22T10:31:33Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Galeş, Daniel, Eugen Teodorescu Soare, Feodor Filipov, Denis Țopa, Esmeralda Chiorescu. 2017. "The influence of Acuastoc on soil moisture and some morphophysiological properties in maize crop". Lucrări Ştiinţifice USAMV - Iaşi Seria Agronomie 60(1): 239-244.
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/933
dc.description.abstract In this paper, I studied the influence of Acuastoc on soil moisture and some morpho-physiological properties (average plant height and leaf chlorophyll content) was studied in maize cultures. Acuastoc consists of 20% hydrogel (Aquasorb) and 80% zeolite. Aquasorb is a copolymer of aclimamide and potassium acrylate, which plays a role in water retention during wet periods, as well as in water release during drought periods. Zeolite (also known as "boiling rock" or "wonder rock") was discovered by the Swedish mineralogist Baron Axel Fredrik Cronstedt in 1756, by heating mineral stilbite with a blowing flame. This has a high cationic exchange and water retention capacity. The use of Acuastoc in the agricultural sector, in the context of global climate change, can be an optimal solution to reduce the negative effects caused by the uneven distribution of rainfall over the entire vegetation period. The study was carried out in vegetation vessels, and the work variants were as follows: Variant V1 (control) without treatment, V2, treated with 100 kg ha-1 of Acuastoc, V3 without treatment, but subject to periods of water stress, and V4 treated with 100 kg ha-1 Acuastoc and subject to periods of water stress. Water stress was induced to plants after sunrise, from the 4-6 leaf stage, by reducing the number of waterings by half compared to Variants V1 and V2. The soil in the vegetation vessels was characterized by a pH of 6.29, a humus content of 2.9%, a total N of 0.11%, a P AL of 29.5 mg kg-1 , and a K AL of 183 mg kg-1 . The results revealed a significant influence of Acuastoc on the analyzed parameters especially in water stress conditions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iaşi en_US
dc.subject Acuastoc en_US
dc.subject Zeolit en_US
dc.subject maize en_US
dc.subject morphological properties en_US
dc.subject soil moisture en_US
dc.title The influence of Acuastoc on soil moisture and some morphophysiological properties in maize crop en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Daniel Galeş, Eugen Teodorescu Soare, Feodor Filipov, Denis Țopa, Esmeralda Chiorescu, “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași
dc.publicationName Lucrări Ştiinţifice USAMV - Iaşi Seria Agronomie
dc.volume 60
dc.issue 1
dc.publicationDate 2017
dc.startingPage 239
dc.endingPage 244
dc.identifier.eissn 2069-6727


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