Prague-Ruzyně Long-term Fertilizer Experiment

This experiment has been added by the GLTEN Curators using existing published sources.
Local identifier
RFE
Years operational
1954—
Objective
To study effects of different fertilizer and crops and cultivars on yield.
Data Access Statement
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Data policy
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Organization
Výzkumný ústav rostlinné výroby (Research Institute of Plant Production)
research organisation
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Site: Prague-Ruzyně

Type
research station field
Location
Prague-Ruzyně
Prague
Czechia
Geographic location
50.0875, 14.291111
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Elevation
338 Metres
Visits permitted?
No
Soil type
luvisol
Soil properties
VariableDepthValue (range)UnitsRef yearEstimated?Baseline?
soil pH0 – 20 Centimetres6.5
Climate properties
VariableTime periodValue (range)Units
air temperature 1954 – 2014 8.5 degree Celsius
precipitation 1954 – 2014 498.3 millimeter

Design period: (1954—)

Design Type
Randomized complete block design
Design description
The RFE consists of five fields. Each field consists of 96 plots, in which 24 fertilizer treatments are replicated four times and arranged in a completely randomized block design. The plots measure 12 x 12 m. Originally all fields carried the same 9 year rotation, but in 1965, Field 1 was switched to a modified 9 year rotation and Field 5 to a 2 year rotation. Fields 2, 3 and 4 remained in the original rotation. These rotations are described below as original 9 year, field 1 modified 9 year and field 5 modified 2 year. From the published literature fertilizer treatments for selected plots on Field 2 only could be found. The individual factor levels identified are described below.
Number of plots
96
Number of replicates
4
Number of harvests per year
1
Crops
CropYears grown
alfalfa
spring barley
winter wheat
potatoes
sugarbeet
spring wheat
Crop Rotations
Original 9 year
  • 1
    alfalfa
  • 2
    alfalfa
  • 3
    winter wheat
  • 4
    sugarbeet
  • 5
    spring barley
  • 6
    potatoes
  • 7
    winter wheat
  • 8
    sugarbeet
  • 9
    spring barley
field 1 modified 9 year  1965—
  • 1
    alfalfa
  • 2
    alfalfa
  • 3
    winter wheat
  • 4
    winter wheat
  • 5
    spring barley
  • 6
    potatoes
  • 7
    winter wheat
  • 8
    winter wheat
  • 9
    spring barley
field 5 modified 2 year  1965—
  • 1
    spring wheat
  • 2
    sugarbeet
Factors
Factor name
Factor levels
nitrogen fertilizer exposure
3 rates of nitrogen fertilizer. Amounts of N applied varied between crops.
N1
N2
N3
phosphate fertilizer exposure
2 rates of phosphate fertilizer. Amounts of P applied varied between crops.
P1
P2
potassium fertilizer exposure
2 rates of potassium fertilizer. Amounts of K applied varied between crops.
K1
K2
natural fertilizer exposure
Only applied to root crops. Amounts varied between crops
farmyard manure
Chemical form: farmyard manure
Dung water
slurry
Chemical form: pig slurry
Measurement
VariableMaterialUnitsFrequencyScaleComment
grain yield traitNot specified

Related publications

  • L. Hlisnikovský, E. Kunzová, L. Menšík. 2016. Winter wheat: results of long-term fertilizer experiment in Prague-Ruzyně over the last 60 years.
  • Lukáš Hlisnikovský, Eva Kunzová. EVALUATION OF THE LONG-TERM FERTILIZER EXPERIMENT: HOW ORGANIC MANURES, MINERAL FERTILIZERS AND POTATO VARIETIES AFFECTED TUBER YIELDS
  • Smith, P., Falloon, P. D., Smith, J. U., & Pwlson, D. S. (2001). Soil Organic Matter Network (SOMNET): 2001 Model and Experimental Metadata. In GCTE Report 7 (2nd Edition), GCTE Focus 3 Office, Wallingford, Oxon (pp. 1-224).
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