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Effect of a Rye Winter Cover Crop on Soil Fertility and on the Succeeding Sweet Corn Crop1


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  1. Vol. 54 No. 5, p. 396-399
    Received: Nov 20, 1961

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  1. G. W. Morgan and
  2. W. J. Hanna2



The growth and N, P and K content of a rye winter cover crop were increased by fertilization. Plowing down the rye, fertilized or not, did not improve the NO3-N and available P and K level of the soil, nor the yield and N, P, and K content of a succeeding sweet corn crop over soil without rye cover.

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