e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Long-term effects of fertilization and manuring on groundnut yield and nutrient balance of Alfisols under rainfed farming in India


Drought stress, uncertain and variable rainfall, low soil quality and nutrient deficiencies are among principal constraints for enhancing and sustaining agronomic productivity in rainfed farming in semiarid tropical regions of India. Therefore, long-term (1985-2004) effects of cropping, fertilization, manuring (groundnut shells, GNS; farmyard manure, FYM) and integrated nutrient management practices were assessed on pod yields, nutrient status and balances for a groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) monocropping system. The five nutrient management treatments were: control (no fertilizer); 100 % recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF) (20:40:40 N, P, K); 50 % RDF + 4 Mg ha(-1) GNS; 50 % RDF + 4 Mg ha(-1) FYM and 100 % organic (5 Mg ha(-1) FYM). All treatments were replicated four times. The experiment was conducted at Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh on an Alfisol using a Randomized Complete Block design. The gap in pod yields between control and different nutrient treatments widened with increase in duration of cultivation. Use of diverse fertilizer and manurial treatments produced significantly higher yields than control (P < 0.05). Amount and distribution of rainfall during critical growth stages was more important to agronomic yield than total and seasonal rainfall. Thus, the amount of rainfall received during pegging stage (r = 0.47; P < 0.05) and pod formation stage (r = 0.50; P < 0.05) was significantly correlated with the mean pod yields. Whereas, use of diverse fertility management practices improved nutrient status in soil profiles (N, P, K, S, Ca, Mg, Zn, Fe, Mn and B) after 20 years of cropping, yet soil available N, K and B remained below the critical limits. Long-term cultivation also caused deficiency of S, Zn and B, which limited the groundnut productivity. Crop removal of N, P and K during 20 years of cultivation was more in 50 % RDF + 4 Mg ha(-1) GNS at 523, 210 and 598 kg ha(-1), respectively. With the exception of control, there was a positive nutrient balance of NPK in all other treatments. Higher positive balance of N and K were observed in 50 % RDF + 4 Mg ha(-1) GNS (616 and 837 kg ha(-1), respectively), and those of P in 100 % RDF (655 kg ha(-1)) treatment. There was also a net depletion of available S, Zn, Cu and Mn, but a buildup of available Ca, Mg and Fe. Application of equal amount of GNS was as effective as or even better than FYM in terms of pod yields and nutrient buildup in the soil.

  • IN
  • US
  • ICAR_Indian_Council_Agr_Res (IN)
  • Ohio_State_Univ_Columbus (US)
Data keywords
  • rdf
Agriculture keywords
  • farming
Data topic
  • information systems
  • semantics
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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • ICAR_Indian_Council_Agr_Res (IN)
  • Ohio_State_Univ_Columbus (US)
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e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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