The effect of density on fertilized vs

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The effect of density on fertilized vs. un-fertilized corn Clayton Harrison NR151 sect. 1 Dr. Phillips 4-7-08 " The work in this lab report is my own effort. Although I may have discussed aspects of the report with others, the content is completely of my own creating. "
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Introduction: In today’s world the study of plant growth is very important. The findings of such studies help to determine what the optimal environment is for the crops we grow for food as well as the trees we harvest for timber. Whether it is the study of a certain plant, how plants grow in certain environments, or competition among these plants we can learn a considerable amount from these studies. For instance we have learned that plants often compete for nutrients, sunlight, and even water competition is defined as the struggle among organisms, both of the same and different species, for food, space and other vital requirements. Keeping that in mind there are several things that tend to happen to plants that go through a considerable amount of competition. They tend to grow much slower than those who have less competition, their overall size is considerably smaller, and because they have little energy to spare their reproductive efforts are less and death of the weak is an often occurrence. There are four main types of completion. Interference competition deals with the act of one plant hindering, obstructing, or impeding another plants growth or development. Exploitive competition involves no fighting between organisms but instead involves a co-usage of one or more resources between organisms. Intra-specific competition is between organisms of the same species an intra-specific is between organisms of different species. When plants are grown within close proximity of one another, they most likely will experience one if not all of these types of competition. In this study one would hope to learn what impact, if any, fertilizer would have on concentrations of corn planted in identical soil and receiving the same amount of water and light. That means the only two factors determining our
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course NR 150 taught by Professor Anderson/werner during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Stevens Point.

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