Trial Site: Fairview Research Farm
Research Coordinator: Dr. Akim Omokanye
From: Peace Country Beef & Forage Association 2016 Annual Report
One of the most costly and important inputs in corn production is nitrogen fertilizer. The objective of this project is to help develop appropriate N rate recommendations for corn. In order to become more confident with this new nitrogen rate recommendation approach we will continue building the response data-base with more nitrogen trials during the next few years.
The study site was at the Fairview Research Farm (NW5-82-3W6) on RR #35, MD of Fairview. The soil test at 0-6” soil depth done at Exova laboratory (Edmonton) prior to seeding showed an organic matter content of 7.1%, a pH of 5.5 (acidic) and an electrical conductivity of 0.35 dS/m. The field was cultivated before seeding.
The treatments mentioned below were arranged in a randomized complete block design in 4 replications.
The treatments consisted of 3 corn types and 4 N fertilizer rates as provided below:
Three (3) Corn types:
1. RR hybrid (A4414RR)