Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

Corn Response to Urea-N and Pelletal Limestone in 1999

Authors: Stanley Henning (Iowa State University) , Russell Doorenbos (Iowa State University)

  • Corn Response to Urea-N and Pelletal Limestone in 1999

    Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

    Corn Response to Urea-N and Pelletal Limestone in 1999

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Abstract

Acidification from ammonium-nitrogen (N) fertilizers is inevitable in soil because nitrification (conversion of ammonium-N to nitrate-N) yields acidic hydrogen ions [H+ ]. Where N fertilizers are applied, soil fertility specialists recommend that soil sampling be undertaken every three to four years to determine (1) soil acidity, (2) if soils are acid, the amount of liming material needed to neutralize that acidity and restore soil pH to a desired level, and (3) the amount of plant nutrients available from a soil to recommend needed fertilizer. This experiment was undertaken to determine if a pelletal limestone (PLP) product, SuperCal 98, combined with urea fertilizer and banded in soil would prove beneficial to corn.

Keywords: Agronomy

How to Cite:

Henning, S. & Doorenbos, R., (2001) “Corn Response to Urea-N and Pelletal Limestone in 1999”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2000(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2001
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