Understanding the relationship between nitrogen (N) and crop rotation is very important when making N management decisions. There are several benefits to using crop rotation, including improved nutrient cycling, soil tilth, and soil physical properties; and enhanced weed control. Crop rotation also may influence the rate of N mineralization or the conversion of organic N to mineral N by modifying soil moisture, soil temperature, pH, plant residue, and tillage practices.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi; Hanna, H. Mark; and Tidman, Michael J., "Value of crop rotation in nitrogen management" (2001). Integrated Crop Management News. 1889.
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