Comparing soil nutrient levels to seasonal weather fluctuations, part II.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $3,300.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $2,135.00
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, spelt, soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: beans


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health

    Proposal summary:

    This continues FNE99-264, and explores further the trends in soil nutrient status into a second year. The project is examining the seasonal fluctuations in nutrient levels, and explores the question of whether soil test results may need to be calibrated for variables such as time of year, stage of crop growth, and seasonal events such as drought or excessive rain.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.