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Glycerophosphate as a phosphate fertilizer


D. E. Rolston
R. S. Rauschkolb
D. L. Hoffman

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Hilgardia 28(8):8-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v028n08p8. August 1974.

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Commonly available commercial phosphate fertilizers move very little from point of contact with the soil—resulting in inefficient utilization of surface-applied materials. An organic phosphate compound, glycerophos-phate, has been shown to move through the soil with applied irrigation water. Potential utilization advantages of glycerophosphate as a fertilizer include: possible correction of deficiencies in mid-season; application with the water in sprinkler or drip irrigation systems; and proper placement, and timing of surface applications.

Rolston D, Rauschkolb R, Hoffman D. 1974. Glycerophosphate as a phosphate fertilizer. Hilgardia 28(8):8-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v028n08p8
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