Table 12. Nutrient Content Of Straw1

Nutrients in lbs/ton dry weight

Energy Index
NP2O5K2OSCaMgCuMnZnSiC/N Ratiogal/ton
Legumes
Field pea20-297203580
Average23
Soybean23-352-911-514
Average27628
Composite20-352-911-5143580
Average25624
Nonlegumes
Barley11-264-621-422820.0080.260.045881
Average14528
Buckwheat25323406
Corn16-212-917-514820.0080.30.054280
Average19628
Oat9-132-621-4051230.0150.1477082
Average12430
Rice10-223-511-4020.64673
Average16430
Rye8-223-616-402610.0070.090.058482
Average10413
Sorghum21-336-831-434
Average27737
Wheat10-192-612-453310.0070.10.037883
Average11418
Composite8-332-911-51742-84
Average17 252631330.090.270.06473 80

1 See Chapter 6: Unprocessed Residues for the sources of data.   [return to top]

2 13 if corn, buckwheat & sorghum are discounted

3 72 if corn & buckwheat are discounted

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