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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

1987

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The Relationship Of Applied Rock Phosphate On The Growth Of Sweet Corn, Deborah A. Sutherland Dec 1987

The Relationship Of Applied Rock Phosphate On The Growth Of Sweet Corn, Deborah A. Sutherland

Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences

Banding is a more intense application of fertilizers than broadcasting. Literature reviews have indicated that a higher amount of phosphorus in the root zone can enhance the growth and development of seedlings (Amin and Zaidi, 2004). Field trials on Sandy and Loam soils were conducted to test the effects of rock phosphate on sweet corn. These effects were investigated by studying the height, dry weight and phosphorus uptake of plants grown in soils banded with 0-90 lb P2O5/AFS. The results were moderate increases in plant height with applied rock phosphorus. The laboratory studies entailed oven drying forty day old ...