Eastern North Dakota has received excessive rainfall events since 1995, and soils are prone to waterlogging. This research evaluated the effects of subsurface tile drainage, raised beds, and iron-chelate (Fe-EDDHA) seed-application on iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC) incidence in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], soybean growth, and yield, across six environments during 2013 and 2014. Tile drainage without beds increased soybean yield and reduced IDC by 11%. Beds resulted in more vigorous plants with 9% more biomass and increased soybean yield by 6%. There was no yield advantage to using both tile and raised beds within the same field. The Fe-EDDHA reduced plant population and IDC expression, increased plant biomass, but did not result in a yield increase. Farmers are encouraged to consider utilizing raised beds as a means to mitigate excess water. Additional research is needed to determine the cause of lower established plant density after seed application with Fe-EDDHA.
|Commitee:||Crompton, Derek, Ransom, Joel, Steele, Dean|
|School:||North Dakota State University|
|School Location:||United States -- North Dakota|
|Source:||MAI 58/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Agronomy, Agriculture, Soil sciences|
|Keywords:||Controlled subsurface tile drainage, Fe-EDDHA, Iron chelate, Iron deficiency chlorosis, Raised beds, Water table|
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