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Kansas Fertilizer Research 2020, D. A. Ruiz Diaz Jan 2020

Kansas Fertilizer Research 2020, D. A. Ruiz Diaz

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

A summary of research conducted in 2018-2020 on fertilizer use and management practices for crops in Kansas. Published in 2020 from the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service https://www.ag.k-state.edu/.


Large-Scale Dryland Cropping Systems, A. Schlegel, L. Haag, A. Burnett Jan 2020

Large-Scale Dryland Cropping Systems, A. Schlegel, L. Haag, A. Burnett

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This study was conducted from 2008–2019 at the Kansas State University Southwest Research- Extension Center near Tribune, KS. The purpose of the study was to identify whether more intensive cropping systems can enhance and stabilize production in rainfed cropping systems to optimize economic crop production, more efficiently capture and utilize scarce precipitation, and maintain or enhance soil resources and environmental quality. The crop rotations evaluated were continuous grain sorghum (SS), wheat-fallow (WF), wheat-corn-fallow (WCF), wheat-sorghum-fallow (WSF), wheat-corn-sorghum-fallow (WCSF), and wheat-sorghum-corn-fallow (WSCF). All rotations were grown using no-tillage practices except for WF, which was grown using reduced-tillage. The efficiency of ...


Tillage Intensity In A Long-Term Wheat-Sorghum-Fallow Rotation, A. Schlegel, A. Burnett Jan 2020

Tillage Intensity In A Long-Term Wheat-Sorghum-Fallow Rotation, A. Schlegel, A. Burnett

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This study was initiated in 1991 at the Kansas State University Southwest Research- Extension Center near Tribune, KS. The purpose of the study was to identify the effects of tillage intensity on precipitation capture, soil water storage, and grain yield in a wheat-sorghum-fallow rotation. Grain yields of wheat and grain sorghum increased with decreased tillage intensity in a wheat-sorghum-fallow (WSF) rotation. In 2019, available soil water at sorghum planting was greater for no-tillage (NT) than reduced tillage (RT) which was greater than conventional tillage (CT). For wheat there was a similar pattern as sorghum, with available soil water at wheat ...


Alternative Cropping Systems With Limited Irrigation, A. Schlegel, H. D. Bond Jan 2020

Alternative Cropping Systems With Limited Irrigation, A. Schlegel, H. D. Bond

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A limited irrigation study involving four cropping systems and evaluating four crop rotations was initiated in 2012 at the Southwest Research-Extension Center near Tribune, KS. The cropping systems were two annual systems (continuous corn [C-C] and continuous grain sorghum [GS-GS]) and two 2-year systems (corn-grain sorghum [C-GS] and corn-winter wheat [C-W]). In 2019, corn yields were similar for all rotations, although averaged across the past 7 years, corn yields were greater following wheat than following corn. There were no significant differences in grain sorghum yields in 2019, which was similar to the multi-year average. Wheat yields were greater than the ...


Occasional Tillage In A Wheat-Sorghum-Fallow Rotation, A. Schlegel, J. Holman Jan 2020

Occasional Tillage In A Wheat-Sorghum-Fallow Rotation, A. Schlegel, J. Holman

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Beginning in 2012, research was conducted in Garden City and Tribune, KS, to de­termine the effect of a single tillage operation every 3 years on grain yields in a wheat-sorghum-fallow (WSF) rotation. Grain yields of wheat and grain sorghum were generally not affected by a single tillage operation every 3 years in a WSF rotation. Grain yield varied greatly by year from 2014 to 2019. Wheat yields ranged across years from mid-20s to 90 bu/a at Tribune and less than 10 to near 100 bu/a at Garden City. Grain sorghum yields ranged from 40 to greater than ...


Wheat Stubble Height On Subsequent Corn And Grain Sorghum Crops, A. Schlegel, A. Burnett, L. Haag Jan 2020

Wheat Stubble Height On Subsequent Corn And Grain Sorghum Crops, A. Schlegel, A. Burnett, L. Haag

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A field study initiated in 2006 at the Southwest Research-Extension Center near Tribune, KS, was designed to evaluate the effects of three wheat stubble heights on subsequent grain yields of corn and grain sorghum. Corn and sorghum yields in 2019 were greater than the long-term average. When averaged from 2007 through 2019, corn grain yields were 8–9 bu/a greater when planted into either high or strip-cut stubble than into low-cut stubble. Average grain sorghum yields were 5 bu/a greater in high-cut stubble than low-cut stubble. Similarly, water use efficiency was greater for high or strip-cut stubble for ...


Long-Term Nitrogen And Phosphorus Fertilization Of Irrigated Corn, A. Schlegel, H. D. Bond Jan 2020

Long-Term Nitrogen And Phosphorus Fertilization Of Irrigated Corn, A. Schlegel, H. D. Bond

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Long-term research shows that phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) fertilizer must be applied to optimize production of irrigated corn in western Kansas. In 2019, N applied alone increased yields by 71 bu/a, whereas P applied alone increased yields 10 bu/a. Nitrogen and P applied together increased yields up to 131 bu/a, which is 10 bu/a less than the 10-year average of 141 bu/a. Application of 120 lb N/a (with highest P rate) produced 97% of maximum yield in 2019, which is slightly greater than the 10-year average. Application of 80 instead of 40 lb ...


Long-Term Nitrogen, Phosphorus, And Potassium Fertilization Of Irrigated Grain Sorghum, A. Schlegel, H. D. Bond Jan 2020

Long-Term Nitrogen, Phosphorus, And Potassium Fertilization Of Irrigated Grain Sorghum, A. Schlegel, H. D. Bond

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Long-term research shows that phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) fertilizer must be applied to optimize production of irrigated grain sorghum in western Kansas. In 2019, N applied alone increased yields 66 bu/a, whereas N and P applied together increased yields up to 85 bu/a. Averaged across the past 10 years, N and P fertilization increased sorghum yields up to 78 bu/a. Application of 160 lb/a N (with P) produced the maxi­mum yield in 2019, which is slightly more than the 10-year average. Application of potassium (K) has had no effect on sorghum yield throughout the ...


Estimating Annual Forage Yields With Plant Available Water And Growing Season Precipitation, J. Holman, A. Obour, A. Schlegel, T. Roberts, S. Maxwell Jan 2020

Estimating Annual Forage Yields With Plant Available Water And Growing Season Precipitation, J. Holman, A. Obour, A. Schlegel, T. Roberts, S. Maxwell

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Forage production is important for the western Kansas region’s livestock and dairy industries and has become increasingly important as irrigation-well capacity declines. Forages require less water than grain crops and may allow for increased cropping intensity and opportunistic cropping. Being able to estimate forage production is important for determining forage availability versus forage needs. Data from several studies were used to quantify annual forage yield response to plant available water (PAW) at planting and growing season precipitation (GSP). In addition, water use efficiency was quantified. Forages evaluated included winter triticale, spring triticale, and forage sorghum.


Residual Weed Control With Preemergence Herbicides In Grain Sorghum, R. S. Currie, P. W. Geier Jan 2020

Residual Weed Control With Preemergence Herbicides In Grain Sorghum, R. S. Currie, P. W. Geier

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In this study, herbicides were tested to compare preemergence (PRE) application for weed control in grain herbicides. All herbicides controlled quinoa and crabgrass similarly, as well as Russian thistle late in the season. Halex GT at either rate with atrazine as well as Bicep Lite II Magnum controlled Palmer amaranth less than 90% late in the season. Similarly, these herbicides along with Degree Xtra provided less than 90% kochia control late. Grain yields did not differ between herbicide-treated and non-treated sorghum.


Single And Sequential Herbicide Treatments For Efficacy In Corn, R. S. Currie, P. W. Geier Jan 2020

Single And Sequential Herbicide Treatments For Efficacy In Corn, R. S. Currie, P. W. Geier

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

In this study, herbicides were tested to compare application of single and sequential treatments for weed control in corn. Quinoa and Russian thistle control was 95% or more regardless of herbicide treatment. Anthem Maxx, Resicore, and Corvus followed by Harness Max provided good control of Palmer amaranth. Acuron applied preemergence and Anthem Maxx plus Callisto and atrazine early postemergence were less effective on kochia than other herbicides, whereas Anthem Maxx plus Callisto and atrazine applied preemergence and Halex GT applied early postemergence were less effective on green foxtail. Grain yields from all herbicide-treated corn were substantially greater than for the ...


Efficacy Of Kfd-365-02 Rates And Mixtures In Imidazolinone-Tolerant Grain Sorghum, R. S. Currie, P. W. Geier Jan 2020

Efficacy Of Kfd-365-02 Rates And Mixtures In Imidazolinone-Tolerant Grain Sorghum, R. S. Currie, P. W. Geier

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This study compared various tank mixes of generic S-metolachlor/mesotrione and imazamox for weed control in imidazolinone-tolerant grain sorghum. All herbicides provided more than 90% control of Russian thistle, velvetleaf, and green foxtail, and kochia control late in the season was 85% or more. Puncturevine control late in the season was 80 to 90% with all herbicides except Coyote followed by KFD-365-02 and by KFD-365-02 at 6 oz/a plus atrazine followed by 2,4-D. Only Coyote followed by KFD-365-02 plus atrazine or 2,4-D controlled Palmer amaranth more than 78% late.


Comparison Of Terbuthylazine And Atrazine Preemergence In Grain Sorghum, R. S. Currie, P. W. Geier Jan 2020

Comparison Of Terbuthylazine And Atrazine Preemergence In Grain Sorghum, R. S. Currie, P. W. Geier

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Terbuthylazine is an atrazine analog that is used in Europe as a replacement for atra­zine. This study compares terbuthylazine with common herbicide tank mixes for weed control in this region. All herbicides controlled quinoa and crabgrass 95% or more, whereas Bicep II Magnum controlled kochia, Palmer amaranth, and Russian thistle the best late in the season. No herbicide visibly injured grain sorghum in this experiment. Grain yields increased 18 to 32 bu/a when herbicides were applied compared to the nontreated controls except with atrazine at 24 oz/a.


Southwest Research-Extension Center Field Day 2020 Jan 2020

Southwest Research-Extension Center Field Day 2020

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Report of agricultural research from southwest Kansas, published 2020.


2018–2019 Precipitation Data, Mary Knapp Jan 2020

2018–2019 Precipitation Data, Mary Knapp

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Precipitation data for Kansas Agricultural Experiment Stations and fields, 2018-2019.


Long-Term Nitrogen, Phosphorus, And Potassium Fertilization Of Irrigated Grain Sorghum, Alan J. Schlegel, H. Dewayne Bond Jan 2020

Long-Term Nitrogen, Phosphorus, And Potassium Fertilization Of Irrigated Grain Sorghum, Alan J. Schlegel, H. Dewayne Bond

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Long-term research shows that phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) fertilizer must be ap­plied to optimize production of irrigated grain sorghum in western Kansas. In 2019, N applied alone increased yields by 66 bu/a, whereas N and P applied together increased yields up to 85 bu/a. Averaged across the past 10 years, N and P fertilization increased sorghum yields up to 78 bu/a. Application of 160 lb/a N (with P) produced the maxi­mum yield in 2019, which is slightly more than the 10-year average. Application of potassium (K) has had no effect on sorghum yield ...


Long-Term Nitrogen And Phosphorus Fertilization Of Irrigated Corn, Alan J. Schlegel, H. Dewayne Bond Jan 2020

Long-Term Nitrogen And Phosphorus Fertilization Of Irrigated Corn, Alan J. Schlegel, H. Dewayne Bond

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Long-term research shows that phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) fertilizer must be applied to optimize production of irrigated corn in western Kansas. In 2019, N applied alone increased yields by 71 bu/a, whereas P applied alone increased yields by 10 bu/a. Nitrogen and P applied together increased yields up to 131 bu/a, which is 10 bu/a less than the 10-year average of 141 bu/a. Application of 120 lb/a N (with highest P rate) produced 97% of maximum yield in 2019, which is slightly greater than the 10-year average. Application of 80 instead of 40 ...


Long-Term Effect Of Tillage Practices And Nitrogen Fertilization On Corn Yield, Carlos A. Bonini Pires, Marcos M. Sarto, James S. Lin, William G. Davis, Charles Rice Jan 2020

Long-Term Effect Of Tillage Practices And Nitrogen Fertilization On Corn Yield, Carlos A. Bonini Pires, Marcos M. Sarto, James S. Lin, William G. Davis, Charles Rice

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The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of different tillage systems and nitrogen (N) fertilizers on corn yield. Higher corn yields (207 bu/a and 203 bu/a) were found under no-tillage + high (150 lb N/a) manure application, and tillage + super high manure (750 lb N/a), respectively. The trend observed for the different nitrogen fertilizers between tillage systems was the same. However, a greater corn yield was observed under no-till in comparison to tilled conditions for both high fertilizer and high manure. No-till improves soil water infiltration, aggregation, nutrient cycling, and may increase crop yield ...


Wheat Grain Yield And Protein Concentration Response To Nitrogen And Sulfur Rates, Brent R. Jaenisch, Tara Wilson, Nathan O. Nelson, Mary Guttieri, Romulo P. Lollato Jan 2020

Wheat Grain Yield And Protein Concentration Response To Nitrogen And Sulfur Rates, Brent R. Jaenisch, Tara Wilson, Nathan O. Nelson, Mary Guttieri, Romulo P. Lollato

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Winter wheat is often double-cropped after soybeans in no-tillage systems. The soybean crop removes large quantities of sulfur (S), which might cause S deficiency for the following wheat crop. Our objective was to evaluate the responses of three wheat varieties to three nitrogen (N) and four S fertilizer rates representing a range of N:S ratios. The experiment was conducted near Ashland Bottoms and Hutchinson, KS. Treatments were arranged as a complete factorial structure with a split-split-plot design. Variety was the whole-plot, N was the sub-plot, and S was the sub-sub plot. Nitrogen rates were 50, 100, and 150% of ...


Wheat Grain Yield And Grain Protein Concentration Response To Nitrogen Rate During The 2018–2019 Growing Season In Kansas, Romulo P. Lollato, Kavan E. Mark, Brent R. Jaenisch Jan 2020

Wheat Grain Yield And Grain Protein Concentration Response To Nitrogen Rate During The 2018–2019 Growing Season In Kansas, Romulo P. Lollato, Kavan E. Mark, Brent R. Jaenisch

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The objective of this project was to evaluate winter wheat grain yield and grain protein concentration responses to nitrogen (N) rate in the state of Kansas during the 2018–2019 growing season. Experiments evaluating the response of the wheat variety Zenda to four nitrogen rates (0, 50, 100, and 150 lb N/a) were established at four locations. In-season measurements included flag leaf N concentration, grain yield, yield components, and grain protein concentration. Flag leaf N concentration ranged from 2.4 to 4.1% across all environments and treatments, and increases in N rates increased flag leaf N concentration linearly ...


Pivot Bio Proven Inoculant As A Source Of Nitrogen In Corn, William G. Davis, Carlos A. Bonini Pires, Dorivar A. Ruiz Diaz, Kraig L. Roozeboom, Charles W. Rice Jan 2020

Pivot Bio Proven Inoculant As A Source Of Nitrogen In Corn, William G. Davis, Carlos A. Bonini Pires, Dorivar A. Ruiz Diaz, Kraig L. Roozeboom, Charles W. Rice

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Nitrogen (N) fertilizer represents a significant annual cost for farmers. Additionally, N losses pose environmental concerns and represent loss of resources. Proven, an N fixing bacterial inoculant for corn developed by Pivot Bio (Berkeley, CA) is expected to fix between 20 and 30 lb N/a over a growing season. The use of bacterial inoculants to fix N for corn reduces the risk of N loss through leaching and volatilization by reducing the amount of inorganic fertilizers required to maximize yield. To evaluate the efficacy of Proven, a field trial was established in Manhattan, KS, on a Kennebec silt loam ...


Occasional Tillage And Nitrogen Application Effects On Winter Wheat And Grain Sorghum Yield, Augustine K. Obour, John D. Holman, Alan J. Schlegel Jan 2020

Occasional Tillage And Nitrogen Application Effects On Winter Wheat And Grain Sorghum Yield, Augustine K. Obour, John D. Holman, Alan J. Schlegel

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Occasional tillage ahead of winter wheat planting could alleviate herbicide-resistant weeds, redistribute soil acidification, and improve seedbed at wheat planting. The objec­tive of this study was to determine occasional tillage and nitrogen (N) fertilizer ap­plication effects on winter wheat, and grain sorghum yields and soil quality in a wheat-sorghum-fallow cropping system. Treatments were three tillage practices: 1) continuous no-tillage (NT); 2) continuous reduced-tillage (RT); and 3) single tillage operation every 3 years (June-July) ahead of winter wheat planting [occasional tillage (OT)]. The sub-plot treatments were assigned to four N fertilizer rates (0, 40, 80, and 120 lb/a ...


Soil Phosphorus Fractions After Long-Term Fertilizer Placement In Different Kansas Soils, M. J. Coelho, D. A. Ruiz Diaz Jan 2020

Soil Phosphorus Fractions After Long-Term Fertilizer Placement In Different Kansas Soils, M. J. Coelho, D. A. Ruiz Diaz

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Phosphorus (P) fertilizer placement can affect the long-term dynamics and forms of P, and the overall soil P pools. These changes can vary by soil type, and affect P uptake and use efficiency by crops. The objective of this study was to evaluate the changes in the labile P fractions in three Kansas soil types under P fertilizer placements (broadcast versus deep band) after ten years of crop rotation. Three field studies were conducted at Scandia, Ottawa, and Manhattan. Three treatments were evaluated: 1) a control with no P fertilizer application and two fertilizer treatments (80 lb P2O ...


Fertilizer Source And Rate Affect Sulfur Uptake And Yield Response In Corn, T. E. Husa, D. A. Ruiz Diaz Jan 2020

Fertilizer Source And Rate Affect Sulfur Uptake And Yield Response In Corn, T. E. Husa, D. A. Ruiz Diaz

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With sulfur deficiencies being found throughout Kansas, the evaluation of sulfur fertilization and plant uptake are vital to optimize corn production. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of application rates of sulfur on yield and uptake in corn. Nutrient concentrations in corn biomass and grain were evaluated at the Kansas River Valley Experiment Field at Rossville, KS, in 2019. Five treatments were evalu­ated, including a control with no sulfur and no nitrogen (N), and four fertilizer treat­ments with 180 lb of nitrogen and four rates of sulfur fertilizer (0, 30, 50, and 200 lb ...


Relationships Between The Haney H3a And Conventional Soil Tests For Phosphorus And Potassium In Kansas Soils, E. B. Rutter, D. A. Ruiz Diaz Jan 2020

Relationships Between The Haney H3a And Conventional Soil Tests For Phosphorus And Potassium In Kansas Soils, E. B. Rutter, D. A. Ruiz Diaz

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The Haney H3A soil test procedure has gained popularity in recent years for soil health evaluation and has been used in some circles to adjust fertilizer management practices. However, data relating this test to current soil tests, relative crop yield, or total nutrient uptake are nonexistent in Kansas soils. The objective of this study is to evaluate the correlation between H3A soil test phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) with soil tests currently used in Kansas (e.g. Mehlich-3). Soils from a nitrogen response study were extracted using both Mehlich-3 and H3A (version 4) soil test procedures. Mehlich-3 and Haney extractable ...


Cation Exchange Resins As Indicator Of In-Season Potassium Supply For Soybean In Kansas, D. A. Charbonnier, M. J. Coelho, D. A. Ruiz Diaz Jan 2020

Cation Exchange Resins As Indicator Of In-Season Potassium Supply For Soybean In Kansas, D. A. Charbonnier, M. J. Coelho, D. A. Ruiz Diaz

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The use of ion-exchange resins to measure soil nutrient availability has potential applications for fertilizer recommendations. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between potassium (K) adsorption by cation exchange resins (CER) and K uptake by soybean in field conditions. The study was conducted at two locations in Kansas during 2019. Two treatments were selected to evaluate the CER. Treatments included a check (0 lb K2O/a) and a high K rate with 150 lb K2O/a applied pre-plant and incorporated. The Plant Root Simulator (PRS, Western Ag Innovations, Saskatchewan, Canada) was used ...


Response To Mixing Wheat Seed With Fertilizer In The Drill At Planting, C. Weber, D. A. Ruiz Diaz Jan 2020

Response To Mixing Wheat Seed With Fertilizer In The Drill At Planting, C. Weber, D. A. Ruiz Diaz

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Mixing dry phosphorus (P) fertilizer with winter wheat seed is common in Kansas to provide a starter fertilizer benefit to the crop. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of dry P sources, rates, and times fertilizer mixed with wheat seed, effects on early growth and overall productivity and yield of the crop. Two winter wheat studies were conducted in the 2018–2019 wheat growing season at Manhattan (site 1) and Topeka (site 2) Kansas. The previous crop for site 1 was soybean and corn at site 2. The winter wheat was no-till drilled at 70 lb/a and ...


Effects Of Iron Injection Timing On Suckling And Subsequent Nursery And Growing-Finishing Performance And Hematological Criteria Under Commercial Conditions, H. E. Williams, B. Carrender, R. Maurer, J. M. Derouchey, J. C. Woodworth, S. S. Dritz, M. D. Tokach, R. D. Goodband, A. J. Holtcamp, K. F. Coble Jan 2020

Effects Of Iron Injection Timing On Suckling And Subsequent Nursery And Growing-Finishing Performance And Hematological Criteria Under Commercial Conditions, H. E. Williams, B. Carrender, R. Maurer, J. M. Derouchey, J. C. Woodworth, S. S. Dritz, M. D. Tokach, R. D. Goodband, A. J. Holtcamp, K. F. Coble

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A total of 1,892 newborn pigs (PIC 359 × C40; initially 3.3 lb body weight [BW]) within 172 litters were used in a 168-d study to evaluate the effects of Fe injection timing after birth on suckling and subsequent nursery and growing-finishing growth performance and hematological criteria. One day after birth, piglets were weighed, and 11 pigs within each litter were allotted to 1 of 6 treatments consisting of no Fe injection or 200 mg of injectable Fe provided on d 1, 3, 5, or 7 of age, or 200-mg on d 1 plus 200-mg on d 12 of ...


Effect Of Crude Protein Level And Coarse Wheat Bran On Nursery Pig Growth Performance, K. L. Batson, H. I. Calderón, M. D. Tokach, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband, S. S. Dritz, J. M. Derouchey Jan 2020

Effect Of Crude Protein Level And Coarse Wheat Bran On Nursery Pig Growth Performance, K. L. Batson, H. I. Calderón, M. D. Tokach, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband, S. S. Dritz, J. M. Derouchey

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Two experiments were conducted to determine the effect of adding coarse wheat bran with reduced crude protein level in diets without pharmacological levels of zinc oxide on the growth performance and fecal dry matter of nursery pigs. Our objective was to determine if a low-crude protein diet with an added fiber source might provide similar growth performance and reduce the incidence of scours in weanling pigs compared to a typical, high-protein diet with added Zn. A total of 300 and 350 pigs (DNA 241 × 600), initially 15.4 and 13.7 lb body weight (BW), were used in Exp. 1 ...


Effect Of Coarse Wheat Bran And Crude Protein Level In Nursery Pig Diets Without Pharmacological Levels Of Zinc Oxide, K. L. Batson, H. I. Calderón, M. D. Tokach, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband, S. S. Dritz, J. M. Derouchey Jan 2020

Effect Of Coarse Wheat Bran And Crude Protein Level In Nursery Pig Diets Without Pharmacological Levels Of Zinc Oxide, K. L. Batson, H. I. Calderón, M. D. Tokach, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband, S. S. Dritz, J. M. Derouchey

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A total of 360 pigs (200 × 400; DNA, Columbus, NE, initially = 12.4 lb) were used in a 45-d growth trial to evaluate the effects of coarse wheat bran and crude protein level in diets without pharmacological levels of zinc oxide (ZnO) on growth performance of nursery pigs. Upon arrival to the nursery research facility, pigs were randomly assigned to pens with 5 pigs per pen. Pens were allotted to 1 of 6 dietary treatments in a completely randomized design with 12 pens per treatment. Treatment diets were offered in two dietary phases (phase 1 fed from d 0 to ...