Residual soil nitrogen credits for corn production along the upper Texas Gulf Coast region Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Studies were conducted to evaluate response of dryland corn (Zea mays L.) along the upper Texas Gulf Coast to residual soil nitrate-nitrogen (NO3-N) measured to depths of 15, 30, and 61cm. Residual soil NO3-N levels ranged from 3.4 to 31.6, 7.8 to 49.3, and 9.0 to 71.7kg ha1, respectively, in 0 to 15, 15 to 30, and 30 to 61cm depth increments, with cumulative NO3-N ranging from 23.5 to 114.5kg ha1 across sites-years. Where N fertilizer was reduced due to N crediting, yields and bushel weights at all 13 site-years showed no difference from those receiving full recommended N rates. A yield response to any level of added fertilizer N above the control was observed for only 6 of 13 site-years. These results indicate a high potential for success in crediting carryover soil NO3-N to 61cm as a means of reducing applied nitrogen fertilizer rates.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Fromme, D. D., Coker, D. L., McFarland, M. L., Mowrer, J. E., Provin, T. L., Schnell, R. W., & Grichar, W. J.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Fromme, Dan D||Coker, Dennis L||McFarland, Mark L||Mowrer, Jake E||Provin, Tony L||Schnell, Ronnie W||Grichar, W James

publication date

  • January 2017