- Volume 17 Issue 3
Effect of Chemical Forms of Nitrogen Fertilizers on Rice Growth and Soil Characteristics
시용(施用) 질소(窒素)의 화학적(化學的) 형태(形態)가 수도생육(水稻生育) 및 토양특성(土壤特性)에 미치는 영향(影響)
- Yoo, Sun-Ho (College of Agriculture, Seoul National University) ;
- Song, Kwan-Cheol (Institute of Agricultural Sciences) ;
- Kim, Kye-Hoon (College of Agriculture, Seoul National University)
- Published : 1984.09.25
A port experiment was conducted to compare the effect of chemical forms of nitrogen fertilizers on the rice growth and soil characteristics. The nitrogen fertilizers used for this study were ammonium sulfate, ammonium nitrate, ammonium chloride and urea. The results are summarized as follows. 1. The differences in pH of the soil and surface water between treatments during the first week after fertilizer application were great and the pH values were in the order of urea > ammonium nitrate > ammonium sulfate > ammonium chloride treatment. However the differences were insignificant after the first week. 2. The differences in pH of the air-dried soil somewhat increased and pH values were in the order of urea > ammonium nitrate > ammonium chloride > ammonium sulfate treatment. 3. Sulfur contents of the soil and the rice leaf and N content of the rice leaf were highest when ammonium sulfate was applied. But there were few differences between the treatments in total N content of the soil and in P, K, Ca and Mg contents of the soil and the rice leaf. 4. Number of tillers and dry matter weight of the rice plant were highest in ammonium sulfate plot throughout all the growing stages. 5. Number of panicle per hill was highest in ammonium sulfate plot, and this brought the highest grain yield in ammonium sulfate plot. The lowest grain yield in ammonium nitrate plot resulted from the lowest number of panicle per hill and ripened grain ratio.