Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
In order to establish relationships between beef waste application rates on the land and its effect on soil, an experiment was conducted at the Southeast South Dakota Experiment Farm. Beef steers were fed to a finished market weight from approximately 200 kg (441 lb) with a typical beef finishing ration which varied only in sodium chloride content among the treatments and spread at various rates on the soil. The objectives of this investigation were: 1) to establish a beef waste application rate on dryland that will permit crop production without excessive salt or sodium accumulation in the soil and 2) to determine the effect of the sodium chloride level in the ration on waste s produced and upon the soil where the wastes are applied.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Soils, Salts in
Soils -- Sodium content
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Halbeisen, James L., "Soil Salinity, Sodium Levels, and Corn Production as Affected by Rates of Applied Beef Wastes" (1975). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4871.