Seasonal Variation in Chemical Composition and Yield of Coastal Bermudagrass as Affected by Nitrogen Fertilization Schedule1
- Richard H. Hart,
- Glenn W. Burton and
- J. E. Jackson2
Seasonal variation in yield and crude protein content of ‘Coastal’ bermudagrass was reduced when nitrogen was applied in 6 increments of 100 pounds per acre rather than three 200-pound increments. Protein content at the first cutting was higher under the latter schedule, but was higher under the former at the second cutting. Total yield, average crude protein, crude fiber, and vitamin A content, and seasonal variation in fiber and vitamin A content did not differ significantly between schedules. A schedule of four 150-pound applications of nitrogen is proposed to maintain protein, fiber, and vitamin A at desired levels throughout the season.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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