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Nitrogen Dioxide Production From Silage. II. Detailed Field Survey1

 

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  1. Vol. 57 No. 1, p. 65-67
     

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doi:10.2134/agronj1965.00021962005700010021x
  1. J. V. Scaletti2,
  2. J. J. Jezeski3,
  3. C. E. Gates3 and
  4. L. M. Schuman4

Synopsis

Synopsis

During a 5-year period (1957–1961), the presence of NO2 gas produced from corn silage in concentrations considered hazardous was observed on 42% of 554 Minnesota farms. The highest incidence of positive samples occurred during a drought year, 1959 (78%), and the following year (55%). Temperature and rainfall variables were associated with the production of NO2 gas as were certain soil properties including texture, organic matter, available phosphorus, and potassium.

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