Hungarian long-term fertilizer experimental network, Putnok

This experiment has been added by the GLTEN Curators using existing published sources.
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This is one of nine sites of The National Long-Term Fertilization Trials (NLFT) Network, originally set up to evaluate the effects of NPK fertilizers on crop yields in eight different agro-ecological regions of Hungary.
The Hungarian field trial network , "OMTK", was established at 26 different sites representing the main agro-ecoregions of the country, only nine of these sites now continue. The trials were started in the autumn of 1967 in a rotation of winter wheat-maize-maize-peas. These trials consist of increasing nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium rates and combinations of these mineral fertilizers. The trials were initiated to establish a uniform network of fertilizer trials were initiated to establish a uniform network of fertilizer trials representing different agro-ecological regions of the country. The aim of these trials was to study the effects of increasing fertilizer rates on soil nutrients as well as to predict fertilizer consumption in Hungary. In recent years investigation son the environmental impact of fertilisation has become a primary importance. The nine sites are at several different universities and research institutes and the program is supervised by the Pannon University of Agricultural Sciences at Keszthely which is the founder of the trials and responsible for directing and coordinating the maintenance of the sites, the analysis of soil and plant samples, the processing of data and interpretation of results.
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Pannon University of Agricultural Sciences, Keszthely
Is the centre for coordination of the field trial network

Site: Putnok

research station field
Local code
Northern Hungary
Geographic location
48.298595, 20.429433
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Cropping intensity: Conventional, Conservation.
Soil type
Ochric Luvisol (FAO)
Soil description
Soil type (USDA): Alfisol Soil texture: clay loam
Soil properties
VariableDepthValue (range)UnitsRef yearEstimated?Baseline?
soil organic matter 2 Percent
soil pH 4.7
clay content (37 – 45) percent
total K in clay fraction 1.8 Percent
Climate properties
VariableTime periodValue (range)Units
annual total precipitation581 millimeter

Design period: Current design period (1967—)

Four-year crop rotations were initiated over a successive four year period after 1967, 1968 and 1969.
CropYears grown
winter wheat
Factor name
Factor levels
nitrogen fertilizer exposure
N 0  (0 kgN/ha)
N 50  (50 kgN/ha)
N 100  (100 kg nitrogen per hectare)
N 150  (150 kgN/ha)
N 200  (200 kgN/ha)
N 250  (250 kgN/ha)
phosphate fertilizer exposure
P 0  (0 kgP/ha)
P 50  (50 kg phosphorous per hectare)
P 100  (100 kg phosphorous per hectare)
P 150  (150 kg phosphorous per hectare)
P 200  (200 kg phosphorous per hectare)
potassium fertilizer exposure
K 0  (0 kgK/ha)
K 100  (100 kgK/ha)
K 200  (200 kgK/ha)

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