Master's Theses

Date of Award

Spring 1981

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

Advisor

Thomas L. Wenke

Abstract

Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was irrigated when at the boot stage with feedlot lagoon water and well water. A control of no irrigation treatment was also used. The treatments were applied in triplicate. Samples of wheat were hand harvested, hand threshed, and tested for differences in yield and protein content. Soil samples from each plot were analyzed for salinity and available nitrogen. / Mean yields were 3110 kg/ha, 3570 kg/ha, and 3940 kg/ha and mean protein contents were 14.2, 15.3, and 14.9 percent for the control, lagoon-water treated, and well-water treated samples, respectively. The differences in yield and protein content were not significant. / Soil salinity and available nitrogen levels were significantly higher for samples from lagoon-water treated plots, but the salinity levels were below levels generally recognized as detrimental to crop production.

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Copyright 1981 Nadine L. Bishop

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