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IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT IN THE TRANSYLVANIAN PLAIN, ROMANIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agonomy., Vol. LVI
Written by Teodor RUSU, Paula I. MORARU, Ileana BOGDAN, Adrian POP, Camelia COSTE, Doru Ioan MARIN, Mircea MIHALACHE

The Transylvanian Plain, Romania is an important region for agronomic productivity. However, limited soils data and adoption of best management practices hinder land productivity. Soil temperatures of the Transylvanian Plain were evaluated using a set of twenty datalogging stations positioned throughout the plain. Each station stores electronic data of ground temperature on 3 different levels of depth (10, 30 and 50 cm), of soil humidity at a depth of 10 cm, of the air temperature at 1 meter and of precipitation. Monitoring the thermal and hydric regime of the area is essential in order to identify and implement sets of measures of adjustment to the impact of climatic changes. After analyzing the recorded data, thermic and hydric, in the Transylvanian Plain, we recommend as optimal sowing period, advancing those known in the literature, with 5 days for corn and soybeans, and maintaining the same optimum period for sunflower and sugar beet. Water requirements are provided in an optimum, of 58.8 to 62.1% for the spring weeding crops during the growing season, thus irrigation is necessary to ensure optimum production potential. The amount of biological active degrees registered in Transylvanian Plain shows the necessity to reconstruct crop zoning, known in the literature, for the analyzed crops: wheat, corn, soy, sunflower and sugar beet.

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RUSU T., MORARU P. I., BOGDAN I., POP A., COSTE C., MARIN D. I., MIHALACHE M. 2013, IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT IN THE TRANSYLVANIAN PLAIN, ROMANIA. Scientific Papers. Series A. Agonomy., Vol. LVI, ISSN 2285-5785, 113-118.


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