Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Demonstration Trials

Authors: Jim Fawcett (Iowa State University) , Brandon Zwiefel (Iowa State University) , Shannon Hoyle (Iowa State University) , Zack A, Koopman (Iowa State University) , Cody Schneider (Iowa State University) , John E. Sawyer (Iowa State University)

  • On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Demonstration Trials

    Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

    On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Demonstration Trials

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Abstract

In the recent past, sulfur (S) deficiency showed up more frequently in Iowa fields. Large yield response especially occurred in corn and alfalfa fields in northeast Iowa. The increase in S response is thought to be partially due to Iowa receiving less S in the rainfall due to more stringent air pollution regulations, less S fertilizer applications, higher crop yields, and less widespread use of manure. Sulfur fertilizer applications can offer yield increases where S deficiencies are present. The objective of these trials was to evaluate potential for S deficiency and yield response in corn, soybean, and alfalfa to S applications.

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Fawcett, J., Zwiefel, B., Hoyle, S., Koopman, Z. A., Schneider, C. & Sawyer, J. E., (2020) “On-Farm Sulfur Fertilization of Corn, Soybean, and Alfalfa Demonstration Trials”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2019(1).

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31 May 2020
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