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dc.contributor.authorDoerge, Thomas A.
dc.contributor.authorPier, Jerome
dc.contributor.authorMcCreary, Ted
dc.contributor.editorOebker, Norman F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-06T22:10:24Z
dc.date.available2012-03-06T22:10:24Z
dc.date.issued1992-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/214499
dc.description.abstractA field experiment with subsurface drip irrigated watermelon was conducted on a Casa Grande s.l. soil at the Maricopa Agricultural Center in 1992 to evaluate the field performance of two slow release nitrogen (SRN) fertilizers in comparison to a conventional soluble N source, urea, ammonium- nitrate (UAN-32). Single, preplant applications of 0, 100 and 200 lbs N/acre supplied from methylene urea (Nutralenes) or 100, 150 and 3(X) lbs N/acre from a methylene urea-ammonium sulfate mixture (MUAS) were evaluated in comparison to treatments of UAN-32 containing from 52 to 445 lbs N/acre made in five split applications. Yield response to N rates above 100 lbs/acre were similar for all three N sources, indicating that a single, preplant application of a suitable SRN material at an adequate rate could provide N efficiently over the entire growing season. The highest numerical yield (49.3 tons/acre) was obtained with a N rate of 150 lbs N/acre from the MUAS material. Monitoring of petiole nitrate levels throughout the season indicated that N release from the MUAS was more rapid and more complete than from the methylene-urea product. At suboptimal N rates, i.e. < 150 lbs N/acre, split applications of UAN-32 appeared to be somewhat more efficient than the slow-release products.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-93en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries370093en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectVegetables -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectWatermelon -- Arizonaen_US
dc.titleWatermelon Response to Soluable and Slow Release Nitrogen Fertilizersen_US
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalVegetable Reporten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-04-24T17:28:40Z
html.description.abstractA field experiment with subsurface drip irrigated watermelon was conducted on a Casa Grande s.l. soil at the Maricopa Agricultural Center in 1992 to evaluate the field performance of two slow release nitrogen (SRN) fertilizers in comparison to a conventional soluble N source, urea, ammonium- nitrate (UAN-32). Single, preplant applications of 0, 100 and 200 lbs N/acre supplied from methylene urea (Nutralenes) or 100, 150 and 3(X) lbs N/acre from a methylene urea-ammonium sulfate mixture (MUAS) were evaluated in comparison to treatments of UAN-32 containing from 52 to 445 lbs N/acre made in five split applications. Yield response to N rates above 100 lbs/acre were similar for all three N sources, indicating that a single, preplant application of a suitable SRN material at an adequate rate could provide N efficiently over the entire growing season. The highest numerical yield (49.3 tons/acre) was obtained with a N rate of 150 lbs N/acre from the MUAS material. Monitoring of petiole nitrate levels throughout the season indicated that N release from the MUAS was more rapid and more complete than from the methylene-urea product. At suboptimal N rates, i.e. < 150 lbs N/acre, split applications of UAN-32 appeared to be somewhat more efficient than the slow-release products.


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