Variation of soil properties in different cultivars of spring wheat crop

  • Vaida Steponavičienė
  • Aušra Sinkevičienė
  • Lina Skinulienė
  • Alfredas Sinkevičius
  • Darija Jodaugienė
  • Karolina Armonaitė
Keywords: spring wheat, soil agrophysical properties, soil agrochemical properties, CO2 emission


The aim of this research was to investigate the effect of spring wheat cultivars on soil properties. In 2017 the experiment was conducted at Kastytis Andriulis’s farm located in Užguriai Village, Vaiguva Eldership, Kelmė District. Three cultivars of spring wheat were selected for this research: ‘Vanek’, ‘KWS Akvilon’ and ‘Rospuda’. The ‘Vanek’ cultivar was chosen as a control. The soil type is defined as Dystric Albeluvisols. Different cultivars of spring wheat unequally affected the soil humidity and temperature. During the research period, the largest CO2 emission was determined in the ‘KWS Akvilon’ crop. Different cultivars of spring wheat had no significant impact on the soil pHKCl. Increased levels of net nitrogen, mobile phosphorus and potassium were detected in the soil after the harvest of ‘Rospuda’ and ‘KWS Akvilon’ cultivars.