Ammonium nitrate enriched with sulfur influences wheat yield and soil properties

Monika Tabak , Andrzej Lepiarczyk , Barbara Filipek-Mazur , Paweł Bachara


The effect of fertilization with a new fertilizer on Polish market, a mixture of ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulfate (30% N, 6% S), was analysed in a three-year field experiment. The mixture commonly available on the market (26% N, 13% S) and ammonium nitrate, were used for comparison. Each fertilizer was applied in three doses: 150, 200 and 250 kg N/ha/year (simultaneously, 30, 40 and 50 kg S/ha were introduced with the mixtures). The highest mean (of the three years) grain yield (8.27 t/ha) was obtained after application of 200 kg N and 40 kg S/ha as the new fertilizer, with almost no significant effect of the type and dose of sulfur-containing fertilizers. Sulfur content in the grain was highest after the new fertilizer application; the content increased with increasing fertilizer dose. The highest mean protein (13.9–14.3%) and gluten (28.3–28.9%) content were recorded after application of 250 kg N/ha, and Zeleny sedimentation index (45.0–45.3 cm3) – after application of 250 kg N and 50 kg S/ha, regardless of the fertilizer. Sulfur intensified the acidifying effect of ammonium nitrate and increased the content of sulfates in the soil.
Author Monika Tabak (FoAE / DoAaECh)
Monika Tabak,,
- Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
, Andrzej Lepiarczyk (FoAE / DoAaAE)
Andrzej Lepiarczyk,,
- Department of Agrotechnology and Agricultural Ecology
, Barbara Filipek-Mazur (FoAE / DoAaECh)
Barbara Filipek-Mazur,,
- Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
, Paweł Bachara
Paweł Bachara,,
Journal seriesPlant Soil and Environment, [Plant, Soil and Environment], ISSN 1214-1178, e-ISSN 1805-9368, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishTriticum aestivum L.; macronutrient; sulfur deficiency; grain quality; nitrogen; mineral fertilizer
ASJC Classification1111 Soil Science
Internal identifierWRE/2019/27
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.039; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.337 (2) - 2018=1.591 (5)
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FinansowanieSupported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland and by the Grupa Azoty S.A company.
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