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Phosphorus fertilizer application in crop production

Description

For optimum crop production, an adequate supply of P close to the seed during the first six weeks of growth and an adequate amount of P in the soil for the rest of the season are ideal. Placement of P in-row with cereal and oilseed crops has been the traditional method used for P fertilization in Alberta. Pre-plant banding of P with nitrogen has been found to be a good alternative method of application under certain conditions. However, under conditions of low to medium soil P coupled with low soil temperatures, 'starter' P in the seed row is frequently very beneficial for annual crops.

Updated

January 1, 2013

Tags
fertilizer application fertilizers phosphate phosphorous soils

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

12 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Rural Development (2008-2015)

Contributor

McKenzie, Ross

Contributor

Middleton, Allan

Place of Publication

Lethbridge

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture
Subject (LCSH)

Phosphatic fertilizers.

Subject (LCSH)

Fertilizers.

Subject (LCSH)

Crop science.

Subject (LCSH)

Crop improvement.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2013-01-01

Date Added

2016-01-13T21:05:34.198149

Date Modified

2013-01-01

Date Issued

2013-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

542-3

NEOS catalogue key

6065151

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca