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dc.contributor.advisorVasilikiotis, Christos-
dc.contributor.authorLogotheti, Ifigeneia-
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references, illustrations, and charts.en_US
dc.descriptionBSc (Hons) in Agro-Environmental Systems Managementen_US
dc.description.abstractA field experiment was conducted during the 2019-2020 growing season. The experiment was designed after the randomized complete block design and was split in three parts. The main part examined different cover crop mixtures. The treatments examined were a grass monoculture including only triticale (T), two multi-species leguminous and non-leguminous crops mixture one of which included cover crop species, hairy vetch (MS2) and oats, and one including seven species, hairy vetch, forage pea, faba bean, crimson clover, oats, triticale, italian ryegrass (MS7). This part examined the effects of those mixtures on biomass production and N and C content, C/N ratio as well as soil N and C. The second sub-experiment discussed here examined the interactions between legumes and rhizobia and how they affect N fixation. The results show that the MS2 outperformed the MS7 and triticale treatments, as is had higher plant biomass and soil N, lower C/N ration and a good enough C content in the soil. The results of the sub-experiment, showed that the inoculation with rhizobia increased N fixation but the difference to the non-inoculated crops was very slight.en_US
dc.formatSpiral bindingen_US
dc.format.extent46 pagesen_US
dc.publisherPerrotis Collegeen_US
dc.publisherCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International*
dc.subjectCover cropsen_US
dc.subjectNitrogen fixationen_US
dc.subjectCarbon Sequestrationen_US
dc.subject.lcshDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subject.lcshCrops and soilsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil fertilityen_US
dc.subject.lcshBiomass energyen_US
dc.subject.lcshFava beansen_US
dc.subject.otherPrecision agriculture. Perrotis Collegeen_US
dc.subject.otherPerrotis College - Dissertations - 2021en_US
dc.titleEffect of Rhizobium inoculation of cover crop mixtures on soil fertility and cover crop productivityen_US
local.description.statusNot publisheden_US
local.repository'George and Charlotte Draper' Information and Media Huben_US
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