Anhydrous ammonia application losses using single-disc and knife fertilizer injector Hanna, H. Mark Boyd, Paul Baker, James Colvin, Thomas
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 2018-02-16T04:36:56.000 2020-06-29T22:41:30Z 2020-06-29T22:41:30Z 2005-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Anhydrous ammonia (NH3) is injected below the soil surface during application to limit loss to the atmosphere. Application at a shallower depth may reduce tractor power or allow greater speed, which could increase field capacity if NH3 losses are held to acceptable levels. Losses of NH3 during, and for 1 h after, field application were measured from a typical knife injector treatment operated at a 15-cm (6-in.) depth and 8-km/h (5-mph) travel speed and from a single-disc injector operated at shallower depths [5 and 10 cm (2 and 4 in.)] and a range of travel speeds [8, 12, and 16 km/h (5, 7.5, and 10 mph)]. NH3 losses during application as measured with a hood over the single-disc injector were 3% to 7% in clay loam, silty clay loam, and loam soils and 21% to 52% in a coarser-textured fine sandy loam soil. Applying with a knife injector at deeper depth resulted in losses of 1% to 2% across all soil types. NH3 losses measured during an hour after application with stationary collection over the injection trench were 1% or less for all treatments. Losses during application were 5 to 55 times greater than during the first hour after application.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em>Applied Engineering in Agriculture</em> 21 (2005): 573–578, doi:<a href="" target="_blank">10.13031/2013.18564</a>.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Anhydrous ammonia
dc.subject.keywords Injector
dc.subject.keywords NH3
dc.subject.keywords nitrogen
dc.subject.keywords Knife
dc.subject.keywords Losses
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dc.title Anhydrous ammonia application losses using single-disc and knife fertilizer injector
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