Effects of different organic materials on forage yield and nutrient uptake of silage maize (Zea mays L.)

NAZLI R. İ. , Inal I., Kusvuran A., DEMİRBAŞ A. , TANSI V.

JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION, cilt.39, sa.7, ss.912-921, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/01904167.2015.1109103
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.912-921


The use of organic materials as a source of nutrients on agricultural lands ameliorates soil physical properties as well as being an environmentally friendly way of disposing of their wastes. This study was conducted to determine effects of three organic materials (poultry litter, cattle manure, leonardite) on yield and nutrient uptake of silage maize. Poultry litter and cattle manure were applied based on phosphorus (P) or nitrogen (N) requirements of the crop whereas leonardite was applied only one dose (500kg ha(-1)) and also combined with three inorganic fertilizer doses (100%, 75%, 50% of recommended inorganic fertilizer dose). According to the results, the highest green herbage yield and nutrient uptake values were observed in LEO-100 whereas N-based treatments significantly decreased yield and nutrient uptake of silage maize. The use of organic materials as a combination with inorganic fertilizer in silage maize cultivation is highly beneficial for sustainable forage production.