University of California

Flue dusts as zinc fertilizers


A. Lloyd Brown
Richard G. Burau
David R. Giger

Authors Affiliations

A. Lloyd Brown is Lecturer in Soils and Plant Nutrition, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, and Specialist in the Experiment Station; Richard G. Burau is Associate Professor of Soil Science, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, and Associate Soil Chemist in the Experiment Station. University of California, Davis; David R. Giger was Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 31(8):16-17. DOI:10.3733/ca.v031n08p16. August 1977.

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As pollution control becomes more and more important, many industrial plants must collect particulate matter from their stacks which would otherwise be distributed over the nearby landscape. Some of these materials, with or without further treatment, are being sold or potentially could be sold as micronutrient fertilizers, especially zinc fertilizer. The efficacy of these materials in comparison to zinc sulfate (ZnSO4), which is the most common zinc (Zn) fertilizer at the present time, was investigated.

Brown A, Burau R, Giger D. 1977. Flue dusts as zinc fertilizers. Hilgardia 31(8):16-17. DOI:10.3733/ca.v031n08p16
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