Content of various forms of nitrogen and absorption of this element by cocksfoot grass, depending on meteorological conditions
Bednarek W., Bednarek H., Dresler S.
The dependence of the content of various forms of nitrogen and absorption of N by cocksfoot grass on meteorological conditions was established in a field experiment. Correlations between the content of total nitrogen, protein nitrogen, N-NH4, and N-NO3 in sward and roots of cocksfoot grass and some meteorological elements, i.e. maximum temperature, minimum temperature, average daily temperature measured at 5 and 200 cm, air relative humidity, cloud cover, sum of precipitation, sum of evaporation and soil temperature measured at a depth of 2, 5, 10, 20 cm were analyzed. Correlation coefficients between the forms of nitrogen in the plant and the above meteorological elements were calculated, as well as multiple regression equations, multiple correlation coefficients and determination coefficients. No significant relationship between the forms of N (Ntotal, Nprotein, N-NH4, N-NO3) in sward and roots of cocksfoot grass and the course of meteorological conditions was clearly stated. The relationship between the content of N-NH4 in sward and Ntotal and N-NO3 in roots, and certain meteorological elements is relatively small and can be characterized by the value of determination coefficients, i.e. 0.166, 0.106 and 0.151, respectively. According to the statistical analysis, the absorption of nitrogen by cocksfoot grass depends to a relatively small though significant extent (R2=0.249) on certain meteorological elements. However, further research is still recommended.
Bednarek W., Bednarek H., Dresler S. 2009. Content of various forms of nitrogen and absorption of this element by cocksfoot grass, depending on meteorological conditions. J.Elem. 14(2): 207-216.
nitrogen forms, N uptake, cocksfoot grass, meteorological conditions