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  1. Vol. 54 No. 4, p. 359-361
     
    Received: Oct 18, 1961
    Published: July, 1962


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doi:10.2134/agronj1962.00021962005400040026x

Effect of Whey on Soil and Plant Growth1

  1. W. J. Sharratt,
  2. A. E. Peterson and
  3. H. E. Calbert2

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Whey was effective in increasing corn yields the first and second growing season after application. If, during one season more than 4 acre-inches of whey are applied sufficient salts may accumulate to temporarily inhibit plant growth. The protein in whey is readily converted to nitrates. Whey also benefited the soil physical status.

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