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Fox, R.L., Flowerday, A.D., Hosterman, F.W., Rhoades, H.F. and Olson, R.A. (1964) Sulfur fertilizers for alfalfa production in Nebraska (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 214)


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In order to elaborate all aspects of the sulfur problem in alfalfa production, a series of field, greenhouse and laboratory experiments was initiated to determine: 1. The influence of sulfur fertilization on the yield of alfalfa in Nebraska. 2. The influence of sulfur fertilization on the protein, vitamin A, and sulfur contents of alfalfa. 3. The sulfur supplying capacities of various soils under field and greenhouse conditions. 4. The sulfur content of precipitation at widely scattered points in Nebraska. 5. Soil properties associated with sulfur deficiency. 6. Optimum methods for estimating the sulfur status of soils by soil testing. The purpose of this bulletin is to summarize the important research findings relating to sulfur needs of alfalfa grown on Nebraska soils.