Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Soil Nitrogen and Carbon Management Project

Authors: John E. Sawyer (Iowa State University) , Mahdi Al-Kaisi (Iowa State University) , Daniel W. Barker (Iowa State University) , Weston Dittmer (Iowa State University)

  • Soil Nitrogen and Carbon Management Project

    Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Soil Nitrogen and Carbon Management Project

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Abstract

Nitrogen management and cropping system history (tillage and crop rotation) have direct impacts on soil organic nitrogen (N) and carbon (C) pools, and the tie between soil organic N and C. Specific organic-N pools in soil can be an important source of plant-available N. Nitrogen availability in the soil environment also plays a significant role in determining soil C status. The objectives of this project are to demonstrate corn N fertilization needs and the short- and long-term N–C relationships across diverse soils, productivity, and crop management systems; and to evaluate and demonstrate the potential of a new soil N test (the Illinois N Soil Test, which is based on a readily mineralized organic-N fraction – amino sugar-N) in Iowa.

Keywords: Agronomy

How to Cite:

Sawyer, J. E., Al-Kaisi, M., Barker, D. W. & Dittmer, W., (2002) “Soil Nitrogen and Carbon Management Project”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2001(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2002
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