Location: Soil Management and Sugarbeet ResearchTitle: Effects of Long-Term Nitrogen Management on Nitrogen Budgets of Irrigated No-till Corn Author
|Halvorson, Ardell - Retired ARS Employee|
|Del Grosso, Stephen - Steve|
|D Adamo, Robert|
Submitted to: American Society of Agronomy Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/1/2016
Publication Date: 11/1/2016
Citation: Delgado, J.A., Halvorson, A.D., Stewart, C.E., Del Grosso, S.J., Manter, D.K., D Adamo, R.E., Floyd, B.A. 2016. Effects of Long-Term Nitrogen Management on Nitrogen Budgets of Irrigated No-till Corn. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. ASA Abstracts CDROM, Madison WI, USA.
Technical Abstract: Effects of nitrogen management on irrigated no-till (NT) corn (Zea Mays L) yields were studied from the 1999 to 2015 growing seasons in a Fort Collins clay loam soil at the CSU ARDEC near Fort Collins, CO. The NT N fertilizer rates averaged 0, 34, 67, 134, 202 and 246 kg N ha-1. Fifteen corn plants were collected at 146 days after planting (DAP) to determine corn grain, cob, stalk and total aboveground biomass. Harvest grain yields were determined by harvesting 15 m of row at 173 DAP. We measured N uptake in the aboveground plant compartments and in the 0 – 1.5 m soil profile. Nitrogen fertilizer inputs increased soil organic N (P<.001) and reduced N use efficiencies (P<.001). A nitrogen budget will be presented for this corn-corn rotation and assessment of the losses of N and pathways for these losses will be presented.