Chemical and Physical Properties of Zinc Fertilizer That Affect Their Availability When Applied to Neutral or Calcareous Soils

Leggett, G.E. (1972) Chemical and Physical Properties of Zinc Fertilizer That Affect Their Availability When Applied to Neutral or Calcareous Soils. pp. 155-163. In: Proc. 23rd Ann. Pac. NW Fert. Conf. USA-ID-Boise, 1972/07/17-20.

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Abstract

The widespread incidence of zinc deficiency has resulted in marketing of many zinc-containing fertilizers having a wide spectrum of chemical and physical properties. Boawn (1966) reviewed research on the agronomic effectiveness of many materials used in the Northwest, and discussed factors affecting their abilities to supply zinc to plants. Mortvedt and Cunningham (1971) reviewed the literature dealing with the production, marketing, and use of micronutrient fertilizers. The different zinc fertilizers marketed, their composition, and the agronomic effectiveness and source of supply for some of them have been presented by Diamond (1972). In general, results have shown that almost all materials marketed are satisfactory sources of zinc when finely powdered and well mixed with the soil. Consequently, properties that increase the number of fertilizer particles in a unit volume of soil or increase the effective size of the particles in the soil enhance zinc availability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0262
Subjects: Soil > Amendments > Fertilizer
Soil > Calcareous soil
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Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:56
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017 18:56
Item ID: 991
URI: https://eprints.nwisrl.ars.usda.gov/id/eprint/991

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