05 Dec 2012

Temporal Variability of Crop Response to Fertilizer

Robert Mullen, Greg LaBarge, and Keith Diedrick

Owing to the weather, crops respond differently to fertilizers from one year to the next. Weather controls processes of nutrient supply and loss from the soil, and crop nutrient demand. Improvement of nutrient use efficiency requires systems that take into account the influence of weather on these processes.

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