Effluent Irrigation of Sorghum x Sudangrass and Kenaf

by Allen R. Overman, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Agr. Engrg. Dept., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.,
Lee E. Evans, Prof.; Animal Sci. Dept., Florida A & M Univ., Tallahassee, Fla.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 6, Pg. 1061-1066

Document Type: Journal Paper


Sorghum x Sudangrass (Sorghum vulgare Pers. x Sorghum sudanese Stapf.) and kenaf (Hybiscus cannabinus L.) were grown under irrigation with secondary municipal wastewater on Lakeland fine sand. Yields of both crops compared favorably with those of other investigators using commercial fertilizer. Yields, nutrient composition (N, P, K) and nutrient uptake (N, P, K) all increased with irrigation, while efficiency of nutrient uptake decreased with irrigation rate.

Subject Headings: Nutrients | Effluents | Irrigation | Municipal wastewater | Sandy soils | Crops | Fertilizers

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