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Book: Sulfur: A Missing Link between Soils, Crops, and Nutrition
Published by: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America

 

This chapter in SULFUR: A MISSING LINK BETWEEN SOILS, CROPS, AND NUTRITION

  1.  p. 105-116
    agronomy monographs 50.
    Sulfur: A Missing Link between Soils, Crops, and Nutrition

    Joseph Jez (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-186-6

     
    Published: 2008


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doi:10.2134/agronmonogr50.c7

Sulfur Response Based on Crop, Source, and Landscape Position

  1. Dave Franzen and
  2. Cynthia A. Grant
  1. North Dakota State University, Fargo
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Abstract

Sulfur responses can be seen in almost any crop in the northern Plains of North America if soil sulfur availability is low. Canola (Brassica napus L.) is a crop grown in this region with special requirements for sulfur. Crops growing on soils with low organic matter that are coarse-textured are more susceptible to sulfur deficiency. Within fields, eroded hilltops and slopes, especially when consisting of coarse-textures, respond more to sulfur application than higher organic matter soils in depressional areas. In this region, sulfur source is important. Elemental sulfur, even if formulated with bentonite, does not alleviate sulfur deficiency as well as sulfate-containing amendments.

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Copyright © 2008. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, 5585 Guilford Road, Madison, WI 53711-5801, USA. Sulfur: A Missing Link between Soils, Crops, and Nutrition. Agronomy Monograph 50.