Skip to main content
ARS Home » Southeast Area » Auburn, Alabama » Soil Dynamics Research » Research » Publications at this Location » Publication #299709

Title: Evaluation of N products for cotton and corn

item MITCHELL, CHARLES - Auburn University
item Watts, Dexter
item MOORE, DON - Auburn University

Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/21/2013
Publication Date: 10/21/2013
Citation: Mitchell, C.C., Watts, D.B., Moore, D. 2013. Evaluation of N products for cotton and corn. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Because of high fertilizer N prices, growers are interested in using less expensive sources of N and using fertilizer additives to reduce ammonia volatilization losses from urea sources. An experiment on a Lucedale fine sandy loam (fine-loamy, siliceous, thermic Rhodic Paleudults) in Central Alabama was conducted in 2007 through 2011 to compare traditional and non-traditional sources of N for high-residue, conservation tilled corn and cotton under non-irrigated conditions. Treatments varied slightly each year. Materials evaluated included urea, ammonium nitrate, urea-ammonium sulfate blends, UAN solutions, Agrotain®, Nutrisphere®, ESN®, Nitamin N-fusion®, poultry broiler litter, calcium chloride, and others. Yield differences in N sources were minor and generally would not justify one product over another. Ammonia volatilization losses in the field were measured for 14 d after sidedress application. Most volaltilization occurred within two or three days after application.