Robert L. Blevins

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The no-tillage cropping system, a combination of ancient and modern agricultural practices, has been rapidly increasing in use. By the year 2000, as much as 65 percent of the acreage of crops grown in the United States may be grown by the no-tillage practice. Soil erosion, the major source of pollutants in rural streams, is virtually eliminated when(More)
Distribution of fixed and exchangeable ammonium were examined in three soil profiles of the Shrouts series from the Knobs region of eastern Kentucky. Shrouts soils (fine, mixed, mesic, Typic Hapludalfs) have high base status; exhibit strong, prismatic structure; and are derived from calcareous, high magnesium, soft (weakly cemented) clay shale. Soil pH(More)
Field experiments were established at three locations in the Dominican Republic to evaluate the response of field beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L. cv. Pompadour) to inoculation with selected strains ofRhizobium phaseoli. A comparison of no-tillage and conventional tillage was included to determine whether modification of rhizosphere temperature and moisture(More)
This study was conducted to measure the movement of nitrogen, chloride, and potassium in a sandy loam soil under field conditions and with controlled sprinkle irrigation. After 62.5 mm of water was applied, soil nitrate measurements indicated 67 per cent of the applied N fertilizer was lost from the upper 105 cm of the soil profile. Following a cumulative(More)
Land application of poultry wastes in Kentucky will increase as the broiler industry grows. If poultry manure stimulates N2O loss from soil it will reduce the fertilizer N value of this waste. In contrast, stimulated NjO loss in grass filter strips receiving the runoff from manured fields could help reduce contamination of surface water by NOf. Our(More)
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