Research Center Minimum Systems and Sustainable Agricultural Technology (SMTAD)

Led by: Teodor RUSU
Fields: Env. & Earth Sci.
Appl. Life Sci. & Agrobiotech.
Institution: University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca (USAMVCN)
Scientists/Total: 29/29
Keywords:  Agrotechnics, Agricultural machines, Pedology, Agricultural technologies.

- Sustainable agricultural technologies and agricultural machinery: substantiation of scientific solutions for soil conservation systems; conservation of soil fertility and the integration of the working system with fertilization, integrated weed control and crop rotation for the implementation of sustainable agriculture; territory organization; extension, implementation and consultancy.
- Agricultural machinery: trying new types of agricultural machinery placed in exploitation, determination of fuel consumption at different agricultural works and the development of solutions to reduce these threats; introduction of precision agriculture in agricultural technologies.
- Pedology and Agrochemistry management of fertilization and soils amendments, the study and inventory of the soil; evaluation of lands; the study of weak productive soils; ecological reconstruction and soil fertility improvement, remediation possibilities for degraded soil fertility.


Massey Ferguson Tractor 105 HP; reversible plough PP-3-30 Eberardt; Rotary harrows KE-253 Eberardt; paraplow; chisel plough (2); disc harrows GD 3,4; EEP600 sprayer equipment; Optimal NoTillage Accord; Garden tillers.
Monitoring system of soil respiration (7 units – temperature, humidity : CS616, GMM220, CO2: O2: Figaro KE-25).
Monitoring system of thermal and hydric regime of soil (20 micro stations HOBO-MAN-H21-002, temperature: S-TMB-M002, humidity: SMC-M005, rainfall: RG3-M).
ACE Automatic station (Automated Soil CO2 Exchange System) for the determination of soil CO2 exchange.
Digital automatic hammers Fieldscout SC900; portable pH meter Sentix SUR; STH-LaMotte Kit 5-5007; Delmhorst ultra-sensitive electrometric moisture meter KS-D1; IDF Jet ARL2725 tonometer; digital infitrometer Turf Tec; Aquaterr digital manometer Temp 300; permeametrul Guelph 2800K1.


1. Consolidation scientific and technological competences in conservative tillage systems and sustainable agricultural technologies. 2. Research, development and implementation in the fields of soil science, agrochemical, agricultural machinery, agricultural technology and sustainable agricultural technologies, expertise-consultancy, national and international collaboration. 3. Development of sustainable agricultural technologies adapted to climate change, improve the functioning of the soil, the interdisciplinary research soil-plant-culture technology. 4. Organization of International Conference "Soil Minimum Tillage Systems", 5th edition 18-19 July 2008 6th edition: June 27 to 29, 2011, issue 7: 2-3 May 2013.


Calea Mănăştur 3-5, 400372
Cluj-Napoca, jud. Cluj, România
Tel: +40 264 596384 int. 204
Fax: +40 264 593792




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