> Steve, do I take it that in the soy bean (also legume) case, the crop
> remained standing until energy was all transferred to the beans and the
> beans removed from the field; whereas on the other side you removed the
> grain crop (leaving trash to work in?),
yes, beans were havested and the other side was sweet corn.
> but the legume remained in the field
> and (may have been turned in with the trash?).
I just left everything on top and no-till planted rye in the fall. The rye was
slightly greener this spring on the sweet corn side. since th elegume cover was
killed in the spring of 98 and the beans grew during the summer of 98 I would
have thought there would have been more N for the rye, from the bean side then
the sweet corn side, this (99) spring.
> If that was how things went,
> you would leave a much different net balance between the two parts of the
> field, in much more than N, I would have thought.
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