R. L. Kolberg
No-till farmingSoil waterCrop rotationCropping systemField experiment
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Cycling of N through an agroecosystem can be managed more effectively if effects of N management and cropping sequence on soil N microbial processes are understood. Effects of cropping intensity and N fertilizer rate on net soil N mineralization were studied as well as their correlation with precipitation, air temperature and soil water content. Net soil N mineralization was measured by incubating undisturbed soil cores (15-cm depth) containing anion and cation exchange resins at their bottoms. ...
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Direct quantitative measurement of soil net N mineralization in agricultural soils under field conditions has not been widely used. A potential method of in situ net N mineralization was investigated in the fallow phase of a 3-yr no-till crop rotation at two sites. Undisturbed soil cores (5 by 15 cm) with anion- and cation-exchange resins (Sybron Ionac ASB-1P and C-249) at the bottom were incubated in situ. Nitrate-N plus NH 4 + -N extracted from soil was added to extracted amounts from resin ba...
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Crop N needs are not usually predicted based on cropping intensity or on tillage practice. However, N fertilizer requirements may increase dramatically as less fallow and less tillage are used in semi-arid regions of the Great Plains where summer fallow cropping is common. This long-term experiment was conducted to study the influence of N fertilizer rate, source/placement/timing (NSP), and crop rotation factors on the production of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), corn (Zea mays L.), and gr...
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