Use of Ammonium Sulfate Nitrate as a Nitrogen and Sulfate Sulfur Source in the Production of Cantaloupes Grown on Black Plastic

IPNI-2009-USA-MD13

Purpose: To evaluate the performance of ammonium sulfate Nitrate (ASN, 26-0-0-14) in compared to a standard blend of ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulfate applied on the soil surface prior to laying a mulch of black plastic. Rotation: Cantaloupes will follow no-till corn Soil Type: Norfolk Loamy Sand Treatments: Total N(110 lbs/a) applied from Ammonium Nitrate. Total N(110 lbs/a) applied from a blend of Ammonium Nitrate and Ammonium Sulfate(standard program for growing cantaloupes). Read more


Year of initiation:2009
Year of completion:2011
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Interpretive Summary

2010

Cantaloupe Fertilizer Source Trial, 2010 Cantaloupe growers have shown interest in using new sources and forms of N fertilizer that have provided promising research results in wheat and corn. The objective of this trial was to evaluate the performance of two products containing S — ammonium sulfate-nitrate (ASN, 26-0-0-14) and a 14-5-8. 4-7. 5 product — in comparison to a standard ammonium nitrate control.


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Project Description


Project Leader

F. Ronald Mulford, University of Maryland


Project Cooperators

David Armentrout


IPNI Staff

T. Bruulsema


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ USA \ Maryland


Topics

4r source

squash

Nitrogen (N)