Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/205429
Title:
Evaluation of multiple-rate biosolid applications on Sudangrass yield
Author:
Norton, Eric J.
Issue Date:
Sep-2003
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Forage and Grain: A College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Report
Abstract:
A field experiment was conducted during the 2003 growing season to evaluate the effect of multiple application rates of biosolids material on Sudan grass yield. Growers in the Mohave Valley region of the state have been using biosolids for the past several years principally as a source of nitrogen (N) and secondarily as a soil amendment. Mineralization rates vary widely based on environmental factors, in particular temperature and soil moisture. Little research been conducted in this particular growing region to refine recommended application rates. The objective of this study was to compare the typical agronomic rate that is currently recommended to several other rates and determine the effects on Sudan grass yield. Results showed that the current recommended application rates produced the greatest yield. However, due to space limitations and logistics, the study was laid out in large treated blocks and was not replicated. As such, definitive conclusions from results are difficult to draw.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Grain -- Arizona; Forage plants -- Arizona; Sudangrass -- Arizona
Series/Report no.:
AZ1322; Series P-135

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleEvaluation of multiple-rate biosolid applications on Sudangrass yielden_US
dc.contributor.authorNorton, Eric J.en_US
dc.date.issued2003-09-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalForage and Grain: A College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractA field experiment was conducted during the 2003 growing season to evaluate the effect of multiple application rates of biosolids material on Sudan grass yield. Growers in the Mohave Valley region of the state have been using biosolids for the past several years principally as a source of nitrogen (N) and secondarily as a soil amendment. Mineralization rates vary widely based on environmental factors, in particular temperature and soil moisture. Little research been conducted in this particular growing region to refine recommended application rates. The objective of this study was to compare the typical agronomic rate that is currently recommended to several other rates and determine the effects on Sudan grass yield. Results showed that the current recommended application rates produced the greatest yield. However, due to space limitations and logistics, the study was laid out in large treated blocks and was not replicated. As such, definitive conclusions from results are difficult to draw.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectGrain -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectForage plants -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectSudangrass -- Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/205429-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAZ1322en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-135en_US
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