Farm

Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farm

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

Acidification from ammonium-nitrogen (N) fertilizers is inevitable in soil because nitrification (conversion of ammonium-N to nitrate-N) yields acidic hydrogen ions [H+ ]. Where N fertilizers are applied, soil fertility specialists recommend that soil sampling be undertaken every three to four years to determine (1) soil acidity, (2) if soils are acid, the amount of liming material needed to neutralize that acidity and restore soil pH to a desired level, and (3) the amount of plant nutrients available from a soil to recommend needed fertilizer. This experiment was undertaken to determine if a pelletal limestone (PLP) product, SuperCal 98, combined with urea fertilizer and banded in soil would prove beneficial to corn.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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