Food Crop Responses to Various Factors in Romania

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Being an important source of vitamins from almost all known types, through their content in mineral salts and through their carbohydrate intake, vegetables are a significant component of food strategies. In this paper are analyzed various factors that can affect the ability to adapt to different conditions, including the climatic ones, of certain vegetable crops from Romania. Therefore, soil samples were taken from different crops of vegetables (onion, beans and pepper) and from the water used for irrigation from the study area, located at the Vegetable Research and Development Station, Buzau, located in the south-east of Romania, on the eastern part of the Curvature Carpathians. The content of nutrients was analyzed, the amount of humus, soil pH and other elements that can influence the development of plants, according to relevant published literature. At the same time, the average air and soil temperature data, from 1961-2013, from the Buzau weather station, were analyzed in order to detect the growth trends of these parameters. Trends of increasing air and soil temperature were detected for the analyzed time span, with higher increases being detected in the decade 2001-2010.


Agriculture, Vegetables, Soil, Climate change, Air temperature, Soil temperature


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Rotaru Anda, Matei Monica, Coman Valentina, Laslo Lucian, Voicu Madalina, Lupei Theodor, Bara Norbert, Boboc Madalina, Deák György. (2019) Food Crop Responses to Various Factors in Romania. Food and Nutrition Science - An International Journal, 3, 39-44


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