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NITROGEN CYCLING AND WEED DYNAMICS IN A PEA-COVER CROP-SWEET CORN ROTATION

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dc.contributor.author O'Reilly, Kelsey
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16T20:36:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-16T20:36:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2009-05
dc.date.created 2009-09-08
dc.date.issued 2009-09-16T20:36:54Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2013
dc.description.abstract The effect of cover crops on N and weed dynamics was assessed within a pea (Pisum sativum L.) – cover crop – sweet corn (Zea mays L.) rotation. Cover crops of oat (Avena sativa L.), perennial rye (rye) (Secale cereale L.), oilseed radish (OSR) (Raphanus sativus L. var. oleoferus Metzg Stokes), and OSR plus perennial rye (OSR+rye) increased plant available N (PAN) over the cover crop growing season compared to the no cover control at the Bothwell site only. However, at neither site did cover crops result in increased PAN for the sweet corn, indicating that these cover crops will not reduce required N fertilizer applications. Also, cover crops posed neither an increased or decreased need for weed management during sweet corn production. However, OSR may be useful in pesticide reduced programs due to its potential ability to reduce fall herbicide applications, provided it does not set viable seed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Weeds en_US
dc.subject Vegetable Production en_US
dc.subject Nitrate Leaching en_US
dc.subject Soil Science en_US
dc.subject Cover crops en_US
dc.subject Nitrogen en_US
dc.title NITROGEN CYCLING AND WEED DYNAMICS IN A PEA-COVER CROP-SWEET CORN ROTATION en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.affiliation School of Environmental Sciences
dc.degree.programme Land Resource Science en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Land Resource Science en_US


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