Monday, September 19, 2016

Liquid Nitrogen Fertilizers in Wheat - New Article



International Journal of Agronomy
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 6850672, 9 pages

Research Article
1Department of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences, Southwest Research and Extension Center, University of Idaho, 29603 U of I Lane, Parma, ID 83660, USA
2Private Enterprise, University of Idaho, 29603 U of I Lane, Parma, ID 83660, USA

Received 4 May 2016; Accepted 24 August 2016
Academic Editor: David Clay
Copyright © 2016 Olga S. Walsh and Robin J. Christiaens. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.











Friday, July 8, 2016

Cover Crop Study, Parma ID

Objective: To evaluate cover crops for improved soil health in silage corn cropping system in Idaho
Collaborator: Drs. Terry Tindall, and Galen Mooso, JR Simplot Company

Trt
Cropping
Cover crop
Fertilizer source
Fertilizer
1
Conventional till corn
NO
urea
50% @ seeding + 50% at V8
2
Conventional till corn
NO
compost
@10 T/ac
3
Conventional till corn
YES, @V4
urea
50% @ seeding + 50% at V8
4
Conventional till corn
YES, @V8
urea
50% @ seeding + 50% at V8
5
No-Till corn
YES, post-corn harvest
urea
50% @ seeding + 50% at V8


High diversity mix used in our study:
Legumes: Common Vetch (9%)Spring Lentils (9%)Cowpeas (9%)Arrowleaf Clover (3%),Crimson Clover (3%)Sunn Hemp (3%)
Grasses
Spring Oat (24%)Cereal Rye (6%),Pearl Millet (3%)Sorghum Sudan (3%)
Brassicas
Nitro Radish (3%)African Cabbage (3%)Purple Top Turnip (3%)Impact Forage Collards (3%) 
Other Broadleaves
Buckwheat (6%)Flax (6%)Phacelia (3%)Sunflower (3%)




Wednesday, June 29, 2016