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Residual effectiveness of superphosphate is greater than that of rock phosphate fertilisers for lateritic soils in south-western australia

MDA Bolland, AJ Weatherley, RJ Gilkes

Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture | Published : 1988

Abstract

The residual values of granular reactive rock phosphate (highly carbonate-substituted apatite from North Carolina, USA.), partially powdered low-reactive Queensland rock phosphate (low carbonate-substituted apatite from the Duchess deposit), and granular triple superphosphate were measured in 3 experiments on different lateritic soils in different climatic regions of south-western Australia (Gibson, South Bodallin, West Dale). Finely powdered calcined crandallite-millisite rock phosphate from Christmas Island (Calciphos) was included in one of the experiments. The fertilisers were applied once only in May 1984 and their residual value measured over 3 years (1984-1986) using yield and phospho..

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