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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2006 Vol.7 No.11 P.858~867


Effect of different mulch materials on winter wheat production in desalinized soil in Heilonggang region of North China

Author(s):  YANG Yan-min, LIU Xiao-jing, LI Wei-qiang, LI Cun-zhen

Affiliation(s):  Research Center for Agricultural Resources, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijiazhuang 050021, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   xjliu@ms.sjziam.ac.cn

Key Words:  Mulch, Plastic film, Corn straw, Concrete, Saline water, Wheat growth

YANG Yan-min, LIU Xiao-jing, LI Wei-qiang, LI Cun-zhen. Effect of different mulch materials on winter wheat production in desalinized soil in Heilonggang region of North China[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2006, 7(11): 858~867.

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Freshwater shortage is the main problem in Heilonggang lower-lying plain, while a considerable amount of underground saline water is available. We wanted to find an effective way to use the brackish water in winter wheat production. Surface mulch has significant effect in reducing evaporation and decreasing soil salinity level. This research was aimed at comparing the effect of different mulch materials on winter wheat production. The experiment was conducted during 2002~2003 and 2003~2004. Four treatments were setup: (1) no mulch, (2) mulch with plastic film, (3) mulch with corn straw, (4) mulch with concrete slab between the rows. The result indicated that concrete mulch and straw mulch was effective in conserving soil water compared to plastic film mulch which increased soil temperature. concrete mulch decreases surface soil salinity better in comparison to other mulches used. Straw mulch conserved more soil water but decreased wheat grain yield probably due to low temperature. concrete mulch had similar effect with plastic film mulch on promoting winter wheat development and growth.

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