Properties of coated fertilizer materials
AuthorsJ. J. Oertli
O. R. Lunt
Authors AffiliationsJ. J. Oertli is Assistant Professor of Soils and Assistant Soil Scientist in the Experiment Station, University of California, Los Angeles; O. R. Lunt is Associate Professor of Soil Science and Associate Soil Scientist in the Experiment Station, University of California, Los Angeles.
Hilgardia 16(1):4-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n01p4. January 1962.
The rate of release of highly soluble inorganic fertilizers can be controlled by enclosing the fertilizer granule in a coating membrane. Factors which affect that rate under growing conditions were studied to gain a better understanding of the mechanism involved. The rate of release remains nearly constant until about two thirds of the fertilizer has been released; thereafter the rate drops off. After the first few days or weeks the rate may increase slightly.
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