Regression modeling weather and biosolids : effects on dryalnd wheat yields in eastern Colorado, 2001-2012
In the western Great Plains, climate dictates dryland wheat (Triticum aestivum, L) productivity. Producers use inorganic N fertilizers to improve crop yields in this region, while municipalities recycle sewage biosolids in the area. Will biosolids (from the Littleton/Englewood, CO Wastewater Treatment Plant) applications to western Great Plains dryland agroecosystems interact with weather to affect wheat production? To this end, we regressed crop yields on weather variables from 2000 through 2011 at a site about 40 km (approximately 25 miles) east of Byers, CO (Byers). We used SAS (Proc Reg) to ...
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