Soil chemistry characteristic in corn, peanut, and soybean after application of mulch corn and NPK fertilizer at Ultisol Aceh Besar (Indonesia)

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Soil chemistry characteristic in corn, peanut, and soybean after application of mulch corn and NPK fertilizer at Ultisol Aceh Besar (Indonesia)

Rizskywan Purnama, Sufardi, dan Muhammad Rusli Alibasyah
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.13( 2), 71-76, August 2018.
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NPK fertilizer on plant species (corn, peanuts, and soybeans). Corn mulch plus NPK fertilizers can be combined with plant species (corn, peanuts, and soybeans) to affect chemical properties (soil pH, N-total, P-available, and C-organic) on ultisol soil. This research aims to determine changes in soil chemical properties of corn, soybeans, groundnuts on ultisol soil by using mulch corn plus NPK fertilizer. The research was conducted in Jantho City, Aceh Besar District, and in Soil and Plant Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Syiah Kuala University. August 2016 through December 2016. This research used a separate plot design with 3 x 4 pattern with 3 replications, the first factor as the main plot is the type of plant and the second factor of the subplot is mulch corn plus NPK fertilizer. The results showed that mulching of corn plus NPK fertilizer had significant effect on P-available soil analysis after treatment. However, the administration of corn mulch has no effect on other soil chemical properties (soil pH, C-organic, and N-total). Plant species (corn, peanuts, and soybeans) have an effect on P-available, but have no effect on soil chemical properties (soil pH, C-organic, and N-total).


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