Several crops grown in the Willamette valley of western Oregon
respond to applications of boron fertilizers. The acid, highly-leached
soils of this area are naturally low in plant-available B. Application
of B to the soil annually or at less frequent intervals is currently
recommended, but the fate of applied B...
A diversity in climate, geologic parent material, and soil
characteristics exist in Jackson, Josephine, Coos, and Douglas
Counties of southwest Oregon. Previous field trials and soil testing
results have revealed uncertainties as to the phosphorus (P) status
of the soils in this area. Twenty-four sites from nine agriculturally
Pastures consisting of mixtures of subclover (Trifolium
subterraneum) and grasses have responded to sulfur fertilization
on many sites in Douglas County, Oregon. The objectives of this
study were to examine specific changes in forage quality which occur
as sulfur is applied in excess of the amount required for maximum
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972
prohibits the discharge of seafood processing solid wastes into
navigable waters after July 1, 1977. Oregon shrimp and crab processors
must use other methods of disposal for the 15 to 30 million
pounds of solid waste generated annually. The application of...
The application of lime to an acid Nekia soil significantly
increased the yield of winter wheat and alfalfa in a field experiment.
Crop yields maximized when the lime was partially mixed into the surface
four inches of the soil. Thorough mixing of the lime into the
surface six inches of...
Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and sulfur (S) fertilization
trials with Stephens winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) were
conducted on the Columbia Plateau under minimum and no tillage
conditions. The crop rotation was either wheat-summer fallow
(summer fallow) or wheat-wheat (recrop).
Nitrogen variables included: N rates, N timing, and N
A study, consisting of two sequential greenhouse experiments, was
designed to determine the effects of soil liming upon the fungal
partner in a mycorrhizal association. A Willamette Valley foothill
soil, of the Jory series, was limed in increments to achieve a range
of acidity and alkalinity. The P-deficiency and P-fixing...