Department

Agricultural Education and Communication Department

Degree Name

BS in Agricultural Science

Date

11-2013

Advisor(s)

Bill Kellogg

Abstract/Summary

The impact of Nitrogen use in Iceberg lettuce was studied by measuring the weight and size of lettuce heads. A standard nitrogen application based on traditional commercial production was determined and portions of commercial fields (401 and 406) were designated for testing. Based on the standard, three fertilizer treatments (40%, 60%, and 80% of the control) were tested against the control in fields 401 and 406. The results indicated there was no difference in the weight of lettuce heads when treated with the relative fertilizer percentages. However, the size of lettuce heads decreased as the relative fertilizer percentages decreased. This signifies the impact of using reduced amounts of nitrogen fertilizer in Iceberg lettuce production

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