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Ive also found corn following natural N sources (red clover after wheat) is higher qaulity than man made N sources produce. Last year corn on plowed clover made 10% better yield and 2 lb heavier test wieght.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the organic matter that manure adds to the field. I know on thin soils, I can always tell where I put manure because the corn not only yields better, but it doesn't show stree from lack of moisture as much, either. I think the OM helps hold moisture.