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Selenium Concentrations in Alfalfa from Several Sources Applied to a Low Selenium, Alkaline Soil

Carter, D.L. and Brown, M.J. and Robbins, C.W. (1969) Selenium Concentrations in Alfalfa from Several Sources Applied to a Low Selenium, Alkaline Soil. Soil Science Society of America Proceedings. 33(5):715-718.

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Abstract

Two laboratory-prepared ferric hydroxy bi-selenites and
CuSeO? applied to Portneuf silt ham in the field provided
slowly available Se to alfalfa, resulting in Se concentration adequate
but nontoxic for livestock. These materials have potential
as Se fertilizers at low application rates. The ferric hydroxy
bi-selenites offer little or no advantage over CuSeO?. Se from
BaSeO? alone, BaSeO?—BaSO? mixtures, and CuSeO? was
absorbed by alfalfa in concentrations toxic to livestock. A small
fraction of applied elemental Se was available immediately
after application, providing adequate Se to alfalfa for livestock.
The remaining elemental Se was rather inert, and supplies only
slightly more Se to alfalfa than did the untreated soil the year
following application.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0144
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Alfalfa
Soil > Chemistry > Selenium
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:49
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 23:33
Item ID: 80
URI: https://eprints.nwisrl.ars.usda.gov/id/eprint/80