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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Water Requirement of Grain Crops as Modified by Fertilizer Use1


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

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  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



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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