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  1. Vol. 56 No. 4, p. 427-432
     
    Received: Dec 6, 1963


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doi:10.2134/agronj1964.00021962005600040017x

Water Requirement of Grain Crops as Modified by Fertilizer Use1

  1. R. A. Olson,
  2. C. A. Thompson,
  3. P. H. Grabouski,
  4. D. D. Stukenholtz,
  5. K. D. Frank and
  6. A. F. Dreier2

Synopsis

Synopsis

Water use efficiency of grain crops in Nebraska was increased an average 29% by optimum fertilizer treatment. This enhancement was especially associated with yield increase, and was accompanied by an approximate extra inch of water consumption by the crop. Corn and sorghum evidenced a greater capability for extracting deep subsoil moisture than small grains.

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