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Field Measurements of Nitrogen Leaching Below Willamette Valley Row and Mint Crops

Discusses the results of a study that measured nitrate concentrations in water percolating below root depth on vegetable and mint fields in Lane County, Oregon. Describes the nitrate leaching process, data from the study, and how nitrate concentrations change throughout the year. Also discusses how much nitrogen fertilizer is lost through leaching and suggests potential implications of the study results for nitrogen management.

EM 8851    Published January 2004    8 pages
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March 2016

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