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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1952. Department of Agronomy.


Copyright 1952, the author. Used by permission.


From 1948-1951, experiments were conducted by the Valentine Substation, North Platte Substation and the Outstate Testing Project of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station, to determine the influence of rates of application of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous fertilizers on the yield and crude protein content of the grasses and legumes in sandhill meadows. The samples were analyzed by the author. The purposes of this investigation were to determine the effects of the fertilizer applications on the phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium contents of the forage, and on the uptake of these elements by the plants in the wet meadows of the Nebraska Sandhills, and to determine, if possible, the existing soil-plant relationships under environmental conditions.

Advisor: Leon Chesnin