Using Forage Quality Testing to Predict Nitrogen Replacement Value of Cover Crops

Project Overview

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2010: $9,967.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2011
Grant Recipient: South Dakota State University
Region: North Central
State: South Dakota
Graduate Student:
Faculty Advisor:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn


  • Crop Production: cover crops, no-till, nutrient cycling
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: nutrient mineralization


    This project was not completed. No Final Report available.

    Project objectives:

    For each cover crop a Nitrogen Fertilizer Equivalent (NFE)value will be determined. That is, the amount of N that was taken up in the cover crop and made available through mineralization to the following corn crop. This NFE will be compared to the fiber tests of the cover crops to determine the extent of the relationship between fiber content and NFE.

    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.