Effectiveness of a soil inoculant for improving crop yield on two Indiana soils

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dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Hugh J. (Hugh Joseph) en_US
dc.contributor.author Siefert, William A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:13Z
dc.date.created 1992 en_US
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1992 .S56 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184566
dc.description.abstract Biological soil inoculants are products that contain beneficial microorganisms with the ability to increase plant-available nutrients. Soil inoculants are claimed to serve as a supplement for fertilizer N, improve germination and tilth, improve root systems, and increase crop quality and yield. The inoculant evaluated in this study was Effective Microorganisms (EM) produced by Nature Farm Foundation of Lompoc, California. A field trial with corn (Zea mays, L.) was conducted at Oakwood Organic Farm in East Central Indiana in 1992. Two soil types were used in the study, a Genesee silt loam (Fluventic Eutorchrept) and a Sloan silt loam (Fluventic Haplaquoll). Soil nitrate level measured through the growing season was not significantly affected by the addition of EM. Neither foliar nutrient content nor grain dry matter yield were significantly greater with use of EM compared to the control.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources
dc.format.extent iii, 42 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Soil inoculation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Corn -- Yields. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Soil productivity. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Plant-soil relationships. en_US
dc.title Effectiveness of a soil inoculant for improving crop yield on two Indiana soils en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/845948 en_US

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