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  1. Vol. 25 No. 4, p. 295-298
     
    Received: Aug 15, 1960
    Accepted: Mar 20, 1961


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1961.03615995002500040019x

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Composition of Corn Leaves and Corn Yields in Relation to Critical Levels and Nutrient Balance1

  1. Lloyd Dumenil2

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Abstract

The relationship between corn yields and the N and P contents of corn leaves was determined in 93 fertilizer experiments by multiple curvilinear regression. The objective was to investigate critical levels and nutrient balance. Equal yields occurred at varying concentrations of N and P in the corn leaf within certain limits. The N or P content in the corn leaf at 95% of maximum yield varied with the concentration of the other nutrient because of their significant interaction on yield. Hence, the critical N or P level is not a point nor narrow range of values but includes a wide range of values depending on how it is defined and on the level of the other nutrient in the leaf. The N-P nutrient balance appeared to be critical only at or near the maximum yield. Nutrient unbalance may occur when the leaf N or P content extends beyond a certain limit in relation to the other one.

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