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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: APPLICATION OF BEEF CATTLE FEEDYARD EFFLUENT TO FORAGE SORGHUM IN FIELD PLOTS

Authors
item Rhoades, M - WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item Parker, D - WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item Sweeten, J - TEXAS AGRIC EXP STATION
item Perino, L - WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item Cole, Noel
item Brown, M - WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Submitted to: American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Papers
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: July 12, 2000
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the application of feedlot runoff (effluent) to forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). Feedlot effluent was applied to 18 plots of forage sorghum at the USDA-ARS at Bushland, TX. Treatments of effluent were application rates of 0, 25, and 50 cm/yr. Dry matter yield increased with effluent application rates, however, none of the mean dry matter yields were statistically different. Mean dry matter yields were 5937, 7277.5, and 8749 kg/ha at application rates of 0, 25, and 50 cm/yr, respectively. Nitrogen, NH4-N, NO3-N, P, and K did not differ statistically in either the soil or the plant concentrations.

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