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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CROP AND SOIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR WATER QUALITY PROTECTION AND AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY

Location: Agroecosystem Management Research

Title: Climate and soil effects on resilience of corn grain yield

Authors
item Francis, Dennis
item Schepers, James
item Varvel, Gary
item Shanahan, John

Submitted to: Agronomy Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: September 1, 2007
Publication Date: November 1, 2007
Citation: Francis, D.D., Schepers, J.S., Varvel, G.E., Shanahan, J.F. 2007. Climate and soil effects on resilience of corn grain yield. Agronomy Abstracts #295-3.

Technical Abstract: Corn grain yields are known to be impacted by environmental and soil conditions. Air temperature, precipitation, solar radiation, evapotranspiration, along with soil temperature, moisture, and residual inorganic N concentration were evaluated in this study across 15 years and a range of N fertility levels to determine their relationship to corn grain yield. The factor having the greatest impact on grain yield varied from year to year and was related not only to the intensity or extremism of the factor but also more importantly to its timing.

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