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  1. Vol. 54 No. 4, p. 359-361
    Received: Oct 18, 1961

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Effect of Whey on Soil and Plant Growth1

  1. W. J. Sharratt,
  2. A. E. Peterson and
  3. H. E. Calbert2



Whey was effective in increasing corn yields the first and second growing season after application. If, during one season more than 4 acre-inches of whey are applied sufficient salts may accumulate to temporarily inhibit plant growth. The protein in whey is readily converted to nitrates. Whey also benefited the soil physical status.

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