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Soil Nutrient and Manure Research at The University of Vermont Effect of the timing of dairy manure application on nutrient leaching losses under corn and grass

Harold vanEs, Larry Goehring, Cornell University; Bill Jokela, and Fred Magdoff, UVM Plant and Soil Science Dept. bill.jokela@uvm.edu



Duration: 1997-2001

In this cooperative project with Cornell University, we are evaluating nitrogen and phosphorus leaching losses and crop use efficiency at research facilities in Willsboro, NY, that allow direct measurement of nutrients leached into drainage tile lines. Manure is being applied at different times --early and late fall or early or late spring – on both orchardgrass and silage corn plots. Results will lead to recommendations for optimum timing of manure to minimize leaching losses and maximize crop nutrient use and economic return.


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