2017 journal article

Corn Yield and Grain Nutrient Uptake from 50 Years of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilization

AGRONOMY JOURNAL, 109(1), 335–342.

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2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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Added: August 6, 2018

Core Ideas Initiated in 1961, a 50‐yr field study quantified continuous irrigated corn response to annual N and P rates. Positive N–P interactions on grain yield and grain N/P concentrations were documented. Economic optimum N rate varied greatly over years, but averaged ∼175 kg N ha−1 (1992‐2010). Significantly greater apparent fertilizer N recovery in grain (∼45%) occurred with P fertilization compared to no P (∼20%). Long‐term field studies can be used to improve nutrient effects on productivity.