Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1975

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Agronomy

Abstract

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

Beef cattle

Corn

Fertilizers

Manures

Soils, Salts in

Soils -- Sodium content

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

100

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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