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August 2018. pp. 189-196

In this study, we estimated the appropriate nitrogen (N) recommendations of cucumber by evaluating the effects of soil incorporation of rye (Secale cereal L.) as a green manure crops on the growth and yield of cucumber under the greenhouse condition showing two different soil nitrate N levels. One, soil nitrate-N content before the experiment was 60 mg kg-1, carried out in 2012 and the other showing a 227 mg kg-1 level was conducted in 2013. Six different N treatments were used as follows: No N fertilizer, rye, rye with urea 0.5 N, 0.75 N, and 1.0 N, and urea 1.0 N. The amount of N supply from soil incorporation of rye was 146 kg ha-1 in 2012 and 107 kg ha-1 in 2013. When soil nitrate N content before the experiment was 60 mg kg-1, the growth and yield of cucumber did not differ between the rye + urea 0.5 N and the urea 1.0 N, which can reduce 50% of N fertilizer recommendation. In case of soil nitrate N content before the experiment was 227 mg kg-1 or beyond, no N fertilization can be recommended because there were no significant differences in the growth and yield of cucumber among all treatments including the rye. Lastly, when soil nitrate N content before the experiment was within range of 227 - 60 mg kg-1, N recommendations can be calculated through the equation Y = -3.34X + 227 (X: % of N recommendations, Y: soil nitrate N content). However, further studies on the relationship between soil nitrate N content and yield of cucumber are required.

The estimation of reduction rates for Nitrogen fertilizer by soil incorporation of rye based on soil nitrate nitrogen content in cucumber.Soil NO3-N content Fertilization rates for N recommendations mg kg-1%> 227No fertilization227 - 60Y = -3.34X + 225†6050% of N recommendations†X: Percent of N recommendations, %; Y: Soil NO3-N content, mg kg-1.

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  • Publisher :Korean Society of Soil Science and Fertilizer
  • Publisher(Ko) :한국토양비료학회
  • Journal Title :Korean Journal of Soil Science and Fertilizer
  • Journal Title(Ko) :한국토양비료학회 학회지
  • Volume : 51
  • No :3
  • Pages :189-196
  • Received Date :2018. 05. 09
  • Accepted Date : 2018. 07. 31