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DOI 10.1080/03650340.2022.2126457
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Title (Primary) Fertilization strategies to improve crop yields and N use efficiency depending on soil pH
Author Xie, J.; Blagodatskaya, E.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, J.; Wan, Y.; Shi, X.-J.
Journal Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science
Year 2023
Department BOOEK
Volume 69
Issue 10
Page From 1893
Page To 1905
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Chinese cabbage; maize; N uptake; N use efficiency; N surplus
Abstract The efficiency of fertilizer nitrogen (N) use strongly depends on soil pH and affects both agricultural production and environmental pollution control. We selected four treatments (no-fertilization control (CT); combined mineral N, P and K fertilization (CF); 50% CF+50% chicken manure N (CFM); and chicken manure N (M)) to compare crop yield, N uptake, N use efficiency (NUE), and the N surplus in a Chinese cabbage-maize cropping system in a field experiment from 2011 to 2016 along a pH gradient (alkaline (pH 8.32), near-neutral (pH 6.56) and acidic soil (pH 5.91)). Chicken manure treatment was most appropriate in acidic soils because it increased pH by 2.03 units, up to 13% crop yield, and increased N uptake and NUE than that in alkaline and near-neutral soils. Under mineral fertilization, the N surplus in acidic soil was the highest. We conclude that combined organic-mineral fertilization in alkaline, near-neutral, and acidic soils is a promising strategy that not only increases the crop yield, N uptake, and NUE but also decreases the N surplus. Organic manure is especially recommended as an efficient strategy in acidic soils to increase crop yield and NUE.
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Xie, J., Blagodatskaya, E., Zhang, Y., Wang, J., Wan, Y., Shi, X.-J. (2023):
Fertilization strategies to improve crop yields and N use efficiency depending on soil pH
Arch. Agron. Soil Sci. 69 (10), 1893 - 1905