Sweet corn is becoming an important cash crop in many of the irrigated valleys of the Intermountain West. There are a number of factors that influence the yield of this crop, two of which are soil fertility and moisture. A number of investigations have been conducted where the effects of fertilizer have been measured, and the results of these investigations have been highly variable. In general, however, lack of nitrogen has been a major factor limiting yield.
Peterson, H. B. and Ballard, J. C., "Bulletin No. 360 - The Effects of Fertilizer and Moisture on the Growth and Yield of Sweet Corn" (1953). UAES Bulletins. Paper 314.