This investigation was conducted to determine the elemental composition of effluents from three anaerobic swine waste lagoons and one aerobic swine waste lagoon and to evaluate effects of effluent application on growth of corn (Zea mays L.) Wide variation occurred in the elemental composition of effluents among the four lagoons and among four sampling dates from each lagoon. Use of these effluents as irrigation water would lead to application of a wide range in amounts of nutrients to soil. Effluent application increased corn grain yield on a Woodstown loamy fine sand. This yield increase was attributed to alleviation of moisture stress and to correction of N deficiency.
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Wilhelm, R.G., Martens, D.C., Hallock, D.L. et al. Characterization and agricultural utilization of swine waste lagoon effluents. Water Air Soil Pollut 14, 443–450 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00291857
- Irrigation Water
- Elemental Composition
- Fine Sand
- Yield Increase