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Fertilizer Primer: Terminology, Calculations, and Application

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CIS 863
Pub. Date: 2002
Last Reviewed: 2015

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Essential for anyone trying to make sense of the often confusing terminology surrounding fertilizers, this publication defines fertilizer terminology, describes the various forms of commercial fertilizer, and shows how to convert recommended rates of specific nutrients into pounds per acre (or pounds per square foot) of an actual fertilizer material. Also gives application tips and describes some related concepts.

Author: Robert L. Mahler

4 pages


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