Ecological Evaluation of Sustainable Development in the Studied Farms of Przysucha County
 
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Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Economic and Legal Science, ul. Żytnia 17/19, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland
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Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Natural Science, ul. Prusa 14, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland
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Mazovian Agricultural Advisory Centre, ul. Czereśniowa 98, 02-456 Warszawa, Poland
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Department of Agriculture, The State Higher School of Vocational Education in Ciechanów, Narutowicza 9, 06-400 Ciechanów, Poland
Publish date: 2018-11-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2018; 19(6):146–152
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The subject of the research were agricultural farms from Przysucha county (Masovian Voivodeship, Poland). Assessment of farms’ ecological results was the purpose of the thesis. Evaluation was made by using selected indicators: minerals balance, soil’s organic substances balance and vegetation cover of soil’s index. The research was carried out among 100 chosen agricultural farms, situated on light soil - rye soil. Ecological assessment of examined farms showed that all of minerals balances (N,P,K) and soil’s organic substances balances were positive. In the case of nitrogen, balances exceeded the limit value 30 kg N·ha-1. Vegetation cover of soil’s index, as regards arable land, did not reach recommended value, i.e. at least 60%. However cover of utilised agricultural area soil was similar to recommended level (>70%). That was because of the large orchards and permanent crops share in horticultural farms, as well as large permanent grassland share in bovine and mixed farms.
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Anna Sikorska   
Department of Agriculture, The State Higher School of Vocational Education in Ciechanów, Narutowicza 9, 06-400 Ciechanów, Poland