418-016 (SPES-64P)

Authors as Published

R.O. Maguire, W.E. Thomason, G.K. Evanylo, and M.M. Alley, Professors, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech

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Nitrogen recommendations for corn grown in the middle Atlantic and southeastern states have not been based on traditional soil test calibration methods, in contrast to other nutrients, because: 1) predicting the availability to crops of organic N has not been successful due to variability in weather and other factors, and 2) the storage of soil mineral N is often too brief due to the winter and spring leaching losses of the mobile NO3-N form that occur under our high rainfall and moderate soil temperatures. Nitrogen analysis of animal manures, biosolids, and legumes to predict the amounts of N available for crops has been only partly successful, which accentuates the need for a soil N test.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

February 7, 2019