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Document Type

Research

Keywords

corn, soybean, oat, berseem clover, rotation, nitrogen

Abstract

Nitrogen (N) fertilization recommendations are not available for corn in rotation with small grains or forages despite the possibility that the N response may differ from that of more conventional corn-soybean rotations. Rotations of corn with soybean (CS), corn with soybean and oat (CSO) and corn with soybean and an oat/berseem clover intercrop (CSOB) were established in 1991 and studied from 1993 through 1998 to determine the optimal N fertilization level for corn produced in each rotation. Corn in each rotation received NH4N03 applied at the rates of 0, 56, 112, or 168 kg N ha-1. Significant differences in corn grain yield occurred between rotations in three years, but no rotation was consistently superior. Corn grain yield increased with N fertilizer in each year, but in 3 of 6 years there was no advantage to applying Nat a rate greater than 112 kg ha-1. No difference in N response between rotations was observed.

Publication Date

June 2000

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

107

Issue

2

First Page

42

Last Page

45

Copyright

© Copyright 2000 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf